Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft remarked, ''Virtuozzo delivers the highest density available in a virtualization solution, enabling hundreds of virtual environments on a single physical server, and so it offers the greatest potential for energy savings. By using Virtuozzo to achieve their green computing goals, hosting providers can significantly reduce their energy usage while also realizing greater efficiency in their datacenter.''
Hosting companies consume a large amount of computing resources, running data centers with thousands of servers to provide companies with web sites, hosted applications and software-as-a-service (SaaS). A 50,000-square-foot data center uses approximately 4 megawatts of power, the equivalent of 57 barrels of oil a day. According to Gartner Research, energy costs could soon account for more than 50 percent of the total information technology budget for a typical data center. (Gartner Press Release, Gartner Urges IT and Business Leaders to Wake up to IT's Energy Crisis, September 28, 2006).
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