Cloud computing is something that is big news at the moment and one of the first companies to explore it at the moment is of course; Apple. However, cloud computing is still in its infancy and it is expected that when it gets even bigger, it will lead to a huge amount of energy saving throughout the world as people will have to use less energy in their own homes as everything will be managed in the cloud.
It is currently predicted that cloud computing could lead to savings of $12.3 billion by the year 2020 when cloud computing is really hitting its peak. This will mean that there is a lot of money to be saved by consumers too as they will have lower energy bills because chances are that they will not have to have as much equipment running their own home. Of course, cloud computing is also great for the environment and it is expected that there will be a huge carbon footprint reduction of around 85.7 million metric tons. This is a hug amount and will contribute a huge amount to the planet and its resources.
Any companies that are looking at adopting the new cloud computing methods over the coming years will benefit greatly from the system as it means that they will be able to reduce the amount of energy that they are using too. They will also be able to cut their carbon emissions and become a more energy efficient company and they will be able to save money on IT expenditure as everything will be taken care of in the cloud.
Cloud computing is all about sharing resources and energy which will of course lead to huge energy savings throughout the world. Apple are currently exploring cloud computing with their iTunes service that they are calling iCloud and this will already reduce the amount of power that is used by consumers and Apple themselves. Many other companies are expected to divulge into the world of cloud computing over the next couple of years and it is expected to be the next big thing.
This is good news for everyone including consumers, companies and of course, our planet. Cloud computing will more than likely eventually lead to more energy saving than has been predicted post 2020 as the capabilities grow even further.