Green IT: Benefits of Virtualized Data Center

The most simple and obvious benefit of virtualization is server consolidation and utilization.  For the most part, stand alone servers do not utilize anything near 100% of their resources.  Virtualization is a great technology for enabling you to move and combine stand alone servers onto on a single Hyper-V host. Ultimately your Hyper-V host configuration will […]

The most simple and obvious benefit of virtualization is server consolidation and utilization.  For the most part, stand alone servers do not utilize anything near 100% of their resources.  Virtualization is a great technology for enabling you to move and combine stand alone servers onto on a single Hyper-V host. Ultimately your Hyper-V host configuration will determine the number of Virtual Machines (VMs) that you can run, but we’re running about 30 VMs on a single, beefy Hyper-V host.  Today we are running about 650 VMs on 22 Hyper-V hosts, which completely make up our production environment, with each of our VM hosts running at about 90% utilization, writes Chris.

You can hear “Green IT and Virtualization” overview session or visit Hyper-Green site.