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The cloud computing services has been growing continuously, offering a way for

an alternative to traditional data center operations. Hence, the adoption of the


cloud computing services will lead to a 38% reduction of the worldwide data
center energy expenditures by 2!, says a report from "i#e $esearch.
"i#e $esearch%s report, %&loud &omputing 'nergy 'fficiency%, that provides an
in(depth analysis of the energy efficiency benefits of cloud computing forecasts
that data centers will consume !3).8 terawatt hours *T+h, of electricity in 22,
a reduction of 3!% from 2!.8T+h in 2!.
The reduction, which represents a decrease from the 22-..T+h that would be
used by data centers in the firm%s business as usual scenario, will lower total
data center energy costs from /23.3bn in 2! to /!-.bn in 22, and cause a
28% reduction in 0H0 emissions from 2! levels.
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below is a compilation of 3 cloud computing prediction lists for 2!!. $ead the
highlights here, and get a full list at each lin# provided.
&loud predictions for 2!!1 0ains from early experiences come alive *4orrester
$esearch,
4orrester5s 6ames 7taten provided this list of ! cloud computing predictions for
2!!. He predicts that hosted private clouds 8will outnumber internal clouds 3 to
!9 and that substantial cloud standards are not going to arrive any time in the
coming year. He also says that business operations will continue to have
greater influence over the direction of :T.
&loud computing1 2!! predictions *&omputer+orld;<,
=uthor >ernard 0olden here presents ! cloud computing predictions for 2!!,
divided between cloud service providers and end users. 0olden predicts that
emerging economies will rush to adopt cloud computing, similar to how to many
developing countries s#ipped fixed(line telephones in favor of mobile devices.
He also suggests that :T departments will continue to be challenged by new
technology, and must constantly learn new strategies to #eep up with software
innovations.
2!! ?irtuali@ation and cloud predictions *vmblog,
&ontributor 6ohn >arnes, &TA of Bodel Betrics, predicts that large
organi@ations are still not ready for the public cloud. +rites >arnes1 8&:As have
ta#en notice of the cloud computing benefits, however, they have accountability
for their actions and as much as they want to demonstrate that they have a
cloud strategy.C >ecause of low ris# tolerance in large corporations, >arnes
predicts that private clouds will become more popular among large enterprises.
Doo# for new shapes in the clouds in 2!! *e&ommerce Times,
6eff <aplan here offers ten predictions for the cloud in 2!!. Bost germane to
this site is number seven1 8?endors that provide cloud integration tools and
professional services, in particular, will be #ey acEuisition targets because they
represent a critical component in pulling the various cloud piece(parts together.C
Aracle to buy 7alesforce.com, and other cloud predictions *infoworld,
The Aracle(to(buy(7alesforce rumor has been churning for a while, and author
Favid Dinthicum thin#s it5s going to happen this coming year. He also believes
that cloud will enable hac#ersGnot to hac# into the cloud, but to use the cloud
to hac# better. Having access to more &"; power means that one hac#er can
accomplish much more than ever before.