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  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Autoscaling–available now!

    In my white paper on IT energy efficiency , I wrote about the need for software developers to design their applications to dynamically scale, so we aren’t simply trading idle servers for idle VMs when applications move to public or private clouds. Unlike physical server infrastructure which is...
  • Blog Post: Study: New ENERGY STAR rated server consumes 54% less energy than older server

    Microsoft has been working with the  US EPA and HP for the last 6 months or so on a study to compare a new ENERGY STAR-qualified server (2009 model) with a similar, older non-energy star rated servers (2006 model)  The results show quite convincingly that replacing an older server with a new...
  • Blog Post: The Power of Incentives on Data Center Efficiency

    I recently had the honor of having a blog post published on Corporate EcoForum's EcoInnovator blog that focused on the role of incentives and data center efficiency. Take a look: http://corporateecoforum.com/ecoinnovator/?p=7035 As incredible as it sounds, and as I wrote in The IT Energy Efficiency...
  • Blog Post: "How Green is the Internet?" is the wrong question...

    Over the summer, I was honored to be invited to write a couple of articles to the Microsoft's OnGov blog. The first in June was an overview of ways in which governments can use IT to save money while reducing environmental impact. Regardless of where policy makers are on the political spectrum, reducing...
  • Blog Post: Better Power Management in the Enterprise

    The System Center team asked me to come and chat about Power Management and what we’re doing in Windows and across Microsoft to make it better. If you can ignore the bad hair day I was having, then it makes for an interesting discussion. You can find Part 2 of the discussion here .