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Practice What You Preach: Power Regulator Saves Power With VDI

Practice What You Preach: Power Regulator Saves Power With VDI

For California's Public Utilities Commission, saving energy in datacenters was both a smart business move and an important public statement. 

Albert Fuller, infrastructure manager for the California Public Utilities Commission, had a problem.

Virtualized desktop infrastructure provided the answer.

"We’re a regulatory agency for energy, so we need to set an example," he said. "You have to practice what you preach: Reduce your data center footprint and conserve energy."

The agency has offices in San Francisco as well as Sacramento, and recently concluded a project to virtualize all desktops in both locations. “We’re seeing performance improvements of 25 to 30 percent,” Fuller said.

And the agency saved energy in the process, reconfiguring its back-end datacenter for VDI support, which cut by nearly 80% the rack-mounted units need to run the agency's desktops.

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