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IDC Market Forecast Figure

Figure: Worldwide CO2 Emissions Savings from Cloud Computing Growth Snapshot

Executive Summary

Cloud Computing Could Eliminate a Billion Metric Tons of CO2 Emission Over the Next Four Years … and Maybe More

Advice for Technology Suppliers

Market Forecast

Growth of Cloud Computing

Figure: Worldwide Software Spending by Deployment Type, 2015–2024

Worldwide CO2 Emissions Reduction Forecast

Figure: Worldwide CO2 Emissions Savings from Cloud Computing, 2020–2024

Table: Worldwide CO2 Emissions Savings from Cloud Computing by Region, 2018–2024 (MMT)

The Regional Outlook

Figure: Relative CO2 Emissions per Kilowatt-Hour for Select Countries and Regions, 2020

Figure: Worldwide Projected CO2 Emissions Savings from Cloud Computing Share by Region, 2021–2024

Market Context

Drivers and Inhibitors

Drivers

Cloud Adoption

Server Design

Server Virtualization

Sustainability as a Marketing Message

Inhibitors

Installed Datacenters

Acceleration of AI and ML Workloads

Local Conditions

Significant Market Developments

More Can Be Done

Changes from Prior Forecast

Market Definition

Methodology

Caveats

Calculating the Reduction of CO2 from Cloud Computing

Datacenter Power Usage

Datacenter Kilowatt-Hour Conversion to CO2 Emissions

CO2 Reduction from Customers Migrating to Cloud

On Premises Versus Cloud CO2 Emissions

Figure: CO2 Reduction Calculation Methodology

Cloud's Impact on CO2 Emissions

Figure: Worldwide CO2 Emissions Savings Scenarios from Cloud Computing, 2018–2024

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