Cloud Continues to Grow and Grow
There seems to be no slowing the momentum of cloud technology, in fact just the opposite. Gartner predicts, global spending on cloud services will exceed $482 billion in 2022, up from $313 billion in 2020. Cloud infrastructure is the backbone of just about every digital service, delivering lighter, faster, more flexible versions of technologies to customers than ever before. Even the most dyed in the wool businesses, have to recognise these key drivers to adopt cloud platforms.
But What about Sustainability?
Improved energy efficiency is a key component of corporate climate change strategies, and may include internal operations, supply chains, products and services Cloud technology offers some of the answers. Organisations using cloud technologies and especially those who have migrated fully, are more likely to achieve their sustainability goals, by, creating a lower energy footprint; architecting for lower power consumption and improved utilisation of servers.
For companies using the AWS platform, (still the world’s biggest cloud company by a fairly large margin,) Amazon is also the world’s biggest renewable energy buyer with 206 of its own sustainable energy projects, generating around 8.5GW per year.
Our experience is that clients moving to the cloud realise they are able to operate and interact with clients, business partners and suppliers in ways which weren’t available in their legacy technologies.
This isn’t true just for larger organisations, cloud and especially cloud delivered by a managed service provider makes these advantages accessible to the smallest of organisations; improving green credentials is just one of them.