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SDA India: Green Grid is the way to go

The objective of reducing the number of servers achieves two goals: reign in server sprawl and reduce energy consumption. As a company that has grown quickly in a short amount of time (to a USD 2 billion dollar company in just 10 years), servers were often deployed to fill a pressing need, resulting in approximately 1000 corporate servers geographically dispersed in many different sites and data centers. Not only were these servers becoming harder to keep track of and manage, but their proliferation was straining the basic resources of the data centers – they were running out of power and space.

The company took a hard look at their data center strategy and decided it was time to make some changes to improve their efficiency. To do this, IT looked at virtualization, which enables a single physical server to house multiple, independent operating systems and applications that are logically separated. Virtualization enables better data consumption and overall server utilization, ultimately enabling server consolidation that results in power, cooling, space and operational management efficiencies.


Brad Gray, VP Juniper, talking about it here.

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Whale Fall
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Dress me up in my new threads
clasp my greasy palms
grease my hair
I'm ready for the fall


Watch at all the decadence
watching the avalanche
I'm slipping down
losing my buoyancy


What's become of us
where have we come
this far, this close
close to the doors


I hear them, sublimal chants
I'm on the run
I race through the human sea
I am the king!


I'm the slave
to my own undoings
I'm the jester in my courtyard
We jest as we run


We're strolling on that thin rope
we grope as we rope
we're true heros
we're the survivors


we're the scavengers
we're the friends
we're the lovers
we're the unbred


Soon awaiting the fall
we're lurking on us
we're osedaxing us
we're soon going to be done
we'll soon be arrested




*osedax(bone devourer, newly discovered marine genus) feeds on a fallen(sunken) whale carcass(which is also called a whale fall). Read more here