Automation and going green in the data center

Green was a big theme at this week’s Next Generation Data Center conference. Virtually every speaker I listened in on found some way of mentioning the need for greater energy efficiency, less power consumption and other buzz phrases of the green data center movement. All this green is good. But one of the more intriguing green concepts I heard came from Ann Livermore, EVP of technology solutions at HP. During a keynote presentation, Livermore brought together the green idea and the automation ideal of the next-generation data center. Imagine a day when you could move applications around your IT environment not just to optimize performance but to take advantage of energy efficiencies. Now that’s cool!

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