IBM's $1bn makeover

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I can’t decide between “B” or “bn” for billion. Thoughts?

Anyway, IBM has pledged to spend 1 billion USD to remake it’s 8 million square feet of machine room space across the planet more environmentally friendly:

Among the ways IBM expects to make data centers greener is through heavier use of “virtualization” technologies, which let one computer handle the operations of multiple machines. IBM also plans to deploy more “provisioning software” that increases the time that servers switch to power-saving standby mode. And it expects to launch new liquid-cooling systems that capture power in off-peak times and store it for peak use.

Of course they’ll be looking to monetize all this goodness by offerors to help customers do the same for their data centers.


  1. I like the Big B, myself.