Virtualization to save power in datacenters

Posted on Monday, May 22 2006 @ 13:18 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
One of the ways to save power in datacenters will be virtualization:
A couple of years ago, hardware utilization was driving the virtualization train. Now, however, hardware’s inexpensive compared with the cost of the juice to keep it running and the people to swap it in and out when it fails. So if oil stays near $70 a barrel, and refresh rates on datacenter gear stay in the sub five-year range, you can bet that datacenters will be completely virtualized and hyper-efficient in a couple years. Wish I could say the same for my car.
More details over at InfoWorld.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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