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And they know it now. And Africa will know it too soon when I do the "Green Grid" to the press ;-)

Powys County Council is cutting electricity use in its data centres by 75 per cent with virtualisation software that reduces server numbers from 80 to four.

The new architecture, which uses Dell hardware to replace the local authority’s obsolete data centres, will also provide an estimated 25 per cent increase in
performance.

The scheme has a significant environmental dimension ­ both reducing electricity use directly and cutting the number of chillers the council needs to cool its equipment.

But with local authorities under pressure to deliver improved services with decreasing budgets, cost is also a compelling motivation, said Powys head
of information and customer services Andrew Smith.


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