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Energy-saving Server Virtualization Adoption Reaches 46%

cdw2With companies facing depressed bottom lines, IT departments are finding ways to cut power use as a means of improving corporate financial performance.

About 35 percent of IT managers are using storage virtualization this year, up from 27 percent in 2008, according to the 2009 Energy Efficient IT Report (PDF) from CDW.

Additionally, 46 percent of IT managers have adopted server virtualization, up from 35 percent in 2008.

About 52 percent of organizations that are actively working to reduce energy consumption are seeing tangible results of 1 percent or more in energy savings, according to the report. That’s up from 39 percent last year.

The effort is helped by the fact that Energy Star-rated computer equipment is becoming easier to identify in the purchasing process. About 83 percent of IT managers believe that Energy Star equipment is now easier to identify.

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