Server virtualization: A way to save data center facility power

Server virtualization can be a big data center power saver

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Server virtualization can be a big data center power saver

Most volume servers are running at 15% or less utilization, according to a federal Environmental Protection Agency report to Congress. That means a server is often wasting power by not performing to its potential. Server virtualization aims to up that utilization rate, fitting more applications onto a single server and enabling a data center to have more muscle in the same space.

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This was first published in April 2010
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