Server Pipeline, a CPM edition reported that at last week’s LinuxWorld conference, the biggest buzz involved the prospect of Linux virtualization taking over more of the data center. The insurance company Nationwide Mutual, announced that it plans to consolidate 600 Linux servers as virtual machines on two IBM mainframes by the end of 2006.
By moving to Virtual Linux the Insurance company expects to save money on electricity, data center space and to cust server costs. It estimated that the new technology will save $15 million within the next three years. The company officials reported that approximately 350 of its servers have already been consolidated. Nationwide Mutual revealed that 78% of the its 5,000 servers used 10% or less of their capacity.
More information at Serverpipeline.com