Virtualization savings in the House

The U.S. House of Representatives substantially cuts its electric bill by virtualizing and consolidating its data centers

By Joab Jackson, IDG News Service |  Government, energy use, server consolidation

Overall, however, the move did not require any additional capital spending beyond the operational budget already in place, because the transition expenses were spread out over two fiscal years, Nichols said.

With this new infrastructure in place, the IT team is now looking to move into the data center the individual servers that each House member runs.

Joab Jackson can be reached at Joab_Jackson@idg.com, or followed via Twitter at @Joab_Jackson.

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