Monday, September 17, 2007

Virtualization driving down power costs

From the VMWorld keynote this interesting tidbit...

AMD's Austin data center had a 79% reduction in power consumption after 117 servers consolidated down to 9 ESX Servers. For every $1 spent on HW, we spend 50 cents on energy.

That's a pretty incredible savings and cost. I wonder how hard would it be for me to virtualize my refrigerator, dryer and oven?

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1 comment:

Kirk Munro said...

I don't know about the clothes dryer, but the refridgerator and oven should be a snap. You just need to get your hands on one of those handy-dandy replicators like they use on Star Trek. :)

Kirk out.