Virtualization for Sustainable Computing

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Power consumption by the world's data centers has doubled since 2000 and continues to grow. With virtualization, IT has gained a powerful technology that can dramatically lower the datacenter impact on the environment and save money. Microsoft is helping to deliver virtualization to customers to help reduce energy consumption while increasing the utilization of existing infrastructure. This session will provide guidance on steps to make energy reduction in datacenter a reality. We will discuss specific steps that IT can take to extend energy savings beyond these offered by basic server consolidation, introduce tools that can simplify energy savings efforts, and talk about building a business case for greening a data center.







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