Reportlinker Adds Cloud Computing Energy Efficiency - Strategic and Tactical Assessment of Energy Savings and Carbon Emissions Reduction Opportunities for Data Centers Utilizing SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS

Dec 21, 2010, 13:11 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Cloud Computing Energy Efficiency - Strategic and Tactical Assessment of Energy Savings and Carbon Emissions Reduction Opportunities for Data Centers Utilizing SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS

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The market for cloud computing services has continued to expand despite a general decline in economic activity in most of the world. In fact, Pike Research expects the growth in cloud computing revenue to continue worldwide between now and 2015 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 28.8%, with the market increasing from $46.0 billion in 2009 to $210.3 billion by 2015.

Growth in cloud computing has some important consequences for both greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and sustainability. Thanks to massive investments in new data center technologies, computing clouds in general and public clouds in particular are able to achieve industry-leading rates of efficiency. Simply put, clouds are better utilized and less expensive to operate than traditional data centers. Moreover, Pike Research's analysis indicates that only the very largest of organizations – both commercial and governmental – will have the capital and expertise to achieve a similar level of efficiency at a comparable cost. As a result, we anticipate that much of the work done today in internal data centers will be outsourced to the cloud by 2020, resulting in significant reductions in energy consumption, associated energy expenses, and GHG emissions from data center operations versus a business as usual (BAU) scenario.

This Pike Research report provides an in-depth analysis of the energy efficiency benefits of cloud computing, including an assessment of the software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) markets. The study examines the key demand drivers and technical developments related to cloud computing, in addition to detailed profiles of key industry players. Market forecasts include a quantification of energy savings and GHG reduction opportunities under a cloud computing adoption scenario, with a forecast period extending through 2020.

Key questions addressed:

- What cost advantage do public cloud computing providers hold over traditional data centers?

- How are cloud providers defining the operational objectives of the entire computer business?

- What are the key strategies among cloud computing providers, especially with regard to energy efficiency?

- What is the opportunity to improve sustainability by moving to the cloud?

- What kind of ROI does cloud computing provide from an energy efficiency perspective?

- How much impact will the adoption of cloud computing have on carbon emissions from data center operations?

Who needs this report?

- Enterprise IT managers

- Corporate sustainability officers

- IT hardware manufacturers

- Enterprise software vendors

- SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS vendors

- Utilities

- Investor community

- Government agencies

To order this report:

: Cloud Computing Energy Efficiency - Strategic and Tactical Assessment of Energy Savings and Carbon Emissions Reduction Opportunities for Data Centers Utilizing SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS

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