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Foundations of Green IT: Consolidation, Virtualization, Efficiency, and ROI in the Data Center by Marty Poniatowski

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Chapter 1. The Existing Server Environment: “The Old Way”

This chapter covers several topics related to server virtualization, including the following:

• Some general considerations on virtualization

• An example of a non-virtualized environment that acts as the basis for the case study in this section

• A detailed power and cooling overview

• Background on virtualization

The next section covers virtualization considerations, including existing inefficiencies in most environments and what you can expect after virtulization.

Virtualization Considerations

I’ve heard every imaginable anecdote about the ways in which countless Industry Standard Servers (ISS), also known as x86 servers, have proliferated in the data center. One ...

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