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Intel Shares Its Own Virtualization Success Story

At VMworld this week, visitors were treated to a number of sessions detailing why virtualization makes sense for enterprises: it can cut down on server sprawl, up utilization, improve flexibility and security, and so on.

But few enterprises are able to boast running 100,000 servers in 95 data centers -- the infrastructure that Intel, the world leader in chips, must contend with. And while it wants to cut costs, Intel also predicts that it will have to manage a 35 percent year-over-year growth rate in demand for compute services.

How did Intel get a handle on the problem? Intel senior principal engineer Shesha Krishnapura shared the details of how the company used virtualization to get its server strategy under control -- details that IT administrators may be able to put to good use in their own efforts to make their data center operations more efficient. ServerWatch has the story.


SAN FRANCISCO -- Virtualization has proven to be a key asset to IT departments faced with shrinking technology budgets and demands to do more with less. Enterprises dealing with so-called server sprawl, the ready addition of new server hardware to meet increased demand for IT services, have been turning to virtualization as a way to consolidate those physical machines to save both money and space.

Here at the VMworld conference this week, chip giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) -- as big a hardware proponent as any -- detailed its efforts to rein in spending on its own IT infrastructure, which includes a big investment in virtualization.

Read the full story at ServerWatch:
Why Intel's Bullish on Virtualization