Published By: dinCloud
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
Despite the clear opportunity for more effective deployment of IT capability and more efficient IT management offered by cloud, most midmarket workloads are still hosted and managed on site. There is a clear trend towards greater use of managed services, and clear business benefit to embracing this hybrid IT model. The question isn’t really “will we move our midmarket business to cloud/hybrid infrastructure?” but rather, “how quickly will we effect this transition, and how will we prioritize workloads and capabilities along the way?”
The recent release of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study on data center energy efficiency is adding fuel to the fire in the research and development of new ways to reduce energy use in centers. The findings, summarized on the EPA website, are staggering: Data centers consumed about 60 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2006, roughly 1.5 percent of total US electricity consumption -Energy consumption of servers and data centers has doubled in the past five years and is expected to almost double again in the next five years to more than 100 billion kWh, costing about $7.4 billion annually.