Monday, June 05, 2006

Virtualization to End IT Slump?

An article in the Washington Times claims that tons of unused server hardware exists, purchased in preparation for massive Y2K failures that never happened. Now finally that hardware is being put to use, primarily because of virtualization technology.

It's hard for me to imagine people running two different servers on two different pieces of hardware if the same processes could run on one box. Why not just unplug one of them instead of paying the "$800 per month electric bill"?

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