In recent years, electricity costs in the UK have significantly increased, with prices rising faster than the rate of inflation. The cost of electricity has gone up by approximately 20% in the last five years, and it is expected to continue to rise in the near future. Electricity costs are rising because of several things, such as the rising cost of wholesale energy, government policies, and the need to update the UK’s old energy infrastructure.
For a typical business in the UK, the increase in electricity costs can have a significant impact on its bottom line. For example, a small business with an average electricity consumption of 20,000 kWh per year could see its annual electricity bill rise from £4,000 to £4,800, an increase of 20%. For larger organisations, the impact of rising electricity costs can be even more substantial.
In addition to the impact on their electricity bills, businesses must consider the cost of cooling their IT infrastructure. With the increasing power consumption of servers, storage, and networking equipment, the need for cooling is only going to increase, which will result in even higher electricity bills.
Many organisations are turning to the public cloud, and Microsoft Azure in particular, as a cost-effective way to deal with rising electricity costs. With Azure, organisations no longer have to bear the cost of powering and cooling their data centre, as Microsoft maintains the underlying infrastructure. This can result in significant cost savings, as organisations can take advantage of economies of scale and the latest energy-efficient technologies.
In summary, the price of electricity in the UK is expected to keep going up, which can have a big effect on how much money businesses make. By moving to Microsoft Azure public cloud, organisations can significantly reduce their electricity and cooling costs and take advantage of the cost savings that Azure offers.
If you are considering moving to Microsoft Azure to reduce the impact of rising electricity costs, consider reaching out to HAYNE.cloud.
With our knowledge and expertise, we can help you move to Azure smoothly and ensure that you start saving money and getting a real return on investment as soon as possible. Our team of experts will guide you through the process and help you optimise your Azure environment to maximise cost savings while ensuring that your business continues to run smoothly.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals and save money with Microsoft Azure.