Storage Vendor predicts data centers could be 25% of power consumption by 2020. huh??

I was this press release and got a good laugh.


Dec. 5, 2011, 9:01 a.m. EST

Symform Forecasts Top 5 Cloud and Storage Predictions for 2012

New Year Will Ring in a "Storage Revolution" Amid Record Data Growth and Continued Data Center Bloat



SEATTLE, WA, Dec 05, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- The coming year will herald in a "storage revolution," according to Symform, which released its top cloud and storage predictions for 2012. Over the last year, top headlines centered on the growing popularity of cloud services, the staggering growth in data, and several high-profile data center outages. Based on these strong industry trends and insights gathered from customers, partners and industry experts, Symform predicts 2012 will be all about data -- how to store, secure, access and manage it. This will not only be a large enterprise trend but also impactful to the millions of small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), and the service providers who deliver solutions to them.

Check out this claim for energy consumption.

By 2020, Symform predicts that if left unchecked, more than 25 percent of the nation's power will be required to power data centers, unless businesses can identify new means for storing data without building additional data centers.