Virtualization provides our clients the power of a dedicated server with advancements in data backup, redundancy, uptime and upgradeability. Energy consumption is a critical issue for IT today, virtualization allows AISO to be green and save the environment, plus it allow our clients to have a higher uptime than they would have with regular physical servers. In the United States alone, data centers consumed $4.5 billion worth of electricity in 2006. Using VMware allows us to reduce energy consumption by 80% through virtualization with an average 60 to 1 ratio of virtual servers to physical servers.
Virtualization is positively impacting the environment and more than 100,000 customers—including all of the Fortune 100 companies—rely on VMware to increase IT efficiency and go green. Gartner2 estimates that 1.2 million workloads run in VMware virtual machines, which represents an aggregate power savings of about 8.5 billion kWh more electricity than is consumed annually in all of New England for heating, ventilation and cooling. VMware allows AISO's customers to have multiple servers, clustered together with automatic failover while using less electricity, allowing us to have even more green infrastructure.
The amount of electricity we are saving by using virtualization is like:
• Planting over 4,400 trees
• Removing over 330 cars off the highway
• Reducing over 1,952,735 pounds of CO2 per year
• Over 1.5 million kWh!
Analyst firm IDC3 states that the un-utilized server capacity equates to approximately:
• $140 billion dollars
• 3 years supply of hardware
• More than 20 million servers
At 4 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually per server, these un-utilized servers produce a total of more than 80 million tons of CO2 per year. This is more than is emitted from the country of Thailand and more than half of ALL countries in South America. VMware virtualization solutions have a positive impact on the environment. Every server virtualized with VMware is equivalent to removing 4 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the environment or taking 1.5 cars off the road annually.
Want to start using virtualization for your company without all the high costs? We can provide you with virtualized servers for your company. See our dedicated server plans for more information.