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Linux.com: Virtualization Goes Nationwide

Feb 10, 2007, 17:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

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"Nationwide Insurance and Financial Services, a $21 billion company with 30,000 employees, has turned to virtual servers running Linux to gain more control over computing power and expenditures.

"Last year, Nationwide's chief architect Guru Vasudeva tested Nationwide's Unix and Windows servers and found that they were only using about 10% of the available CPU capacity. Multiple hundreds of servers meant high maintenance costs and lots of floor space that was being wasted. Adding to the problem was Vasudeva's expectation that with Web site upgrades and growing internal business processes, he'd need another 400-500 servers by the end of 2006..."

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