Data centre virtualisation and cloud computing can play a pivotal role in power sector emissions reductions, says report

Data centre virtualisation and cloud computing can play a pivotal
A new report from power market analytics firm Aurora Energy Research suggests that increased deployment of (and continued improvements in) virtualisation technology could reduce potential future European computing emissions 55% by 2040. To put it another way, the use of virtualisation software (that allows for much more computation to be done with significantly less IT hardware), improved management and optimisation of operations, and hardware upgrades enable productivity and energy efficiency improvements in IT operations. Coupled with the increased usage of renewable energy to fulfil electricity requirements, these energy efficiency gains can help IT operations in Europe to substantially decrease their carbon footprint. This is especially important as more and more enterprises are engaging with digitised information to transform their business...

3 Unconventional Ways to Play Cloud Computing

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Unlike the prevailing market sentiment, we don't think that public cloud adoption is going to kill the demand for networking vendors. In fact, we believe the shift to the public cloud is oversimplified and expect networking firms to pivot their strategic wares to use the cloud as a sturdy growth catalyst. In our view, the hybrid cloud, where enterprises will combine on-premises and cloud infrastructure for workloads, will be the norm. Indeed, networking technology may be undergoing its most radical change since the advent of the Internet. Data is proliferating at an incredible rate, with increased connectivity requirements and distributed networking ecosystems. The solutions enabling faster, higher-quality transmission of services to users and devices anywhere at any time are in the early stages of disruption. From the data center to wireless...