The power needed to run data centers presents a double-whammy: the demand for more power raises costs for the energy, and all of that energy creates heat, which has to be cooled by air conditioning systems, which consume yet more electrical power. Senior executives are noticing, but new research...
In my story about managing virtualization, I recommend some ways that IT managers can tame existing server sprawl. This sprawl can be avoided altogether at companies just beginning or planning a server virtualization if the following steps are taken.
By Cameron Sturdevant
According to recent Gartner Group and Environmental Protection Agency reports,
the power demands of data centers in the United States have grown by five or
more times in the last seven years and are expected to double again by 2011. At
the moment, the EPA estimates that data centers account...