Here's my second post in a continuing series of posts related to what the other guy is doing in green computing. I'm finding that there are so many stories on green computing recently that it's hard to even list them all. Here are some good ones:
IBM - they have announced their "Big Green" innovation plan with $100 million in funding. Also, the IBM blade servers are racking up efficiencies of up to 30 percent more than traditional servers.
Microsoft - Happen to be building aggressive, energy saving technology into Vista, primilarily by putting them to sleep after an hour. I don't see this as a big deal, SA's can do this now; in fact, one might see it as paternalistic. It will, however, save about 5 to 7 billion a year.
VMWare - is now offering businesses rebates between $750 and $1350 for every server that they unplug. Wow.
Final good news - Spending on green IT initiatives is up to 21 percent.