Many factors are causing IT organizations to look at their environmental scorecards. The rising worldwide demand for power, inherent complications of power creation and usage, the ongoing debate about global warming, and steady demand for more IT services at less cost are driving more focus on green IT. Other practical business reasons are not to be overlooked: data centers in general are running out of space, and data center sprawl typically goes hand-in-hand with management complexity and overall resource inefficiency—all of which impact bottom line.
Cloud Computing is a paradigm shift that sees the dawn of a new age of computing driven by distinct benefits. Given the undeniable value to be gained from a move to Cloud Computing, it is hardly surprising that many organizations are contemplating a shift "to the Clouds". Experience has shown however that organizations are concerned around the logistics of the move and worried about unintended consequences and problems.