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Richard Talaber, VMware
Tom Brey, IBM
Larry Lamers, VMware
Virtualization has long held the promise of energy savings due to its server consolidation capabilities. This paper provides those responsible for reducing energy consumption with a description of the advantages and processes that should be considered when virtualizing servers in the data center. This paper outlines some of the advantages, considerations, processes, and implementation strategies needed to reduce server power consumption in a data center using virtualization techniques.