Cloud Computing Services Aiding Green IT Concepts
It’s been over a period of three decades now that IT industry has made its impact on every other
industrial sector. Nevertheless, organizations still look forward to new technological developments and
innovations which would provide them with IT infrastructure and software applications to help them
stand fast in face of the aggressive competition. Today with a number of already existing applications
running on many servers across the networked corporate environment, the need for new IT innovations
is on the lines of a greener IT revolution. Understanding the effect of carbon footprints has led IT giants
work towards a greener and safer environment.
However, organizations tend look at the green IT initiatives by most of the leading IT giants not just for
green thinking but also to achieve better returns on their investment. Improvements in technology will
help organizations in terms of achieving energy efficiency and power savings but require investments
as leveraging existing infrastructure setups in data center may not be feasible. The development of zero-
emission data centers, with ultrasonic humidification, transformers with harmonic mitigation ability and
variable frequency drives will provide a good measure of green IT initiatives.
Strategies for data center changes include data center consolidation initiatives with colocation hosting,
relocating data centers to cheaper locations, redesigning and upgrading of data center environment.
Besides these, use of cloud computing services and virtualization as part of application hosting functions
help organizations handle the power management and storage management of data centers.
As technological changes came through, the leading IT service providers have worked out
comprehensive solutions to handle the cloud computing services for the large enterprises as well as
small and medium enterprises. These service providers help the enterprises to unravel the competencies
and capabilities of cloud engagements. Further their cloud portfolio includes cloud assessment,
implementation, migration and an enterprise management platform for private, public or hybrid cloud
The increasing demand for Cloud computing services is because of its on-demand availability and
convenient model for network access, with significant reductions in expenses. Features like storage
availability and high automation eradicates concerns about application upgrading and offers enterprises
with better reliability, mobility, greater elasticity in management of data besides enabling anywhere,
anytime data access. Cloud computing thus poses a radical approach to data management and IT
support services in a green IT environment. This can be handled locally at the enterprises workstations
or via the corporate network or through data centers or dedicated hosting services.
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