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Data Center Virtualization and Environmental Responsibility



Chuck has an interesting post on why we should be and feel responsible for our planet. This is definitely not going away! unless of course you have a solid plan to move over to another planet.

I noticed it first from European-based large global customers, but it's spread rapidly to US-based companies, as well as more than a few from the far east.

Energy consumption is now a corporate responsibility issue.

And now there's a whole new sense of urgency in the mix. People outside of IT are now involved.

And I don't think it's going to fade anytime soon.


I totally agree. You might think that being and feeling responsible is a Western thing. You'd be surprised how people and even corporate world (do watch the movie of Al Gore, please!!!) in the developing world are talking about.

I remember when I was in Uganda, a few weeks back, I happened to chat with all the lead telecom firms and they experienced similar "resistance" from local authorities when they conducted site surveys for WiMAX readiness. People wanted to know what the "environmental repercussions" could be. So this issue is on top of everyone's agenda. We all want a safer and a cleaner earth. We really do!

Check out my earlier post on CSR.

Read Chuck's post here.

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