10 Fun Short Facts About Cloud Computing

By Rick Dhatt on 09-10-2015


Cloud computing is taking over the business scenario. Everybody knows that more and more companies are enjoying the benefits of virtualizing their desktops and storages. However, what most companies don`t know is how relevant the exact numbers involving cloud computing are becoming.

To showcase this, here are some fun facts that you didn`t know about cloud computing:

  • By 2016, 36% of all data is expected to be stored in the cloud. And that`s up from 7% in 2013.
  • Cloud Computing is up to 40 times more cost effective for an SMB compared to running its own IT system.
  • 90% of Microsoft’s R&D budget is being allocated to improve cloud technology.
  • By 2020, cloud computing will cross the $270 billion mark.
  • More than 2% of electricity in the US is consumed by data centers.
  • For every 1200 smartphones or 600 tablets, a new server is added to the cloud.
  • Over 50% of American companies increased their cloud budgets in 2015.
  • The US Federal Government saved $5.5 Billion per year by shifting to Cloud Services.
  • 64% of companies have reduced waste and lowered energy consumption after shifting to the cloud.
  • 94% of managers say their business security has improved after adopting cloud applications.

And that is why YOU NEED cloud computing! #GoCloud

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