Cloud adoption has been steadily growing over the years, but both in spite of and because of the economy, 2010 promises to be the inflection point of wide-scale cloud adoption. Those companies which were unaware, or semi-aware of the cloud can no longer ignore the strong green IT value proposition of access to previously inaccessible productivity tools; the ability to collaborate with teams, partners and customers; shifting focus from IT to business, and improving speed to market through instantly set up solutions. Users no longer have to decide between the cloud or on-premise. The new green hybrid platform gives the option of running applications hosted online on dedicated servers, virtual servers, or any form of cloud computing - or on-premises for anywhere access. These hybrid applications can be deployed as SaaS or on-premises By redesigning applications to fit these modern architectures, total carbon footprints can be reduced by 90 percent.