Your Datacenter: Greener

As prices and energy usage goes up top server manufacturers are finding ways to make the datacenter use less energy. This is a great idea because most servers are not utilized even 50% of their total capacity. Virtualization technologies like VMware can allow for more virtual servers to run on less hardware – I consider this to be a "green" technology. What are server manufacturers like Dell, IBM and Sun doing to help the green effort? They’re coming out with a line of servers focuses specifically on saving energy.

The problem gets worse because the industry has focused around developing the fastest dual and quad-core processors consuming more and more energy. Server racks are now using five to ten times the power as racks four years ago. The sad part is a large amount of the energy goes to waste. I believe that if projects from corporations were planned better they would consume less energy and money.

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