Virtual servers allow one machine to do the job of many. Using server virtualization, CSSD has been able to consolidate over 300 servers onto a VMware cluster made up of just 30 computers. Fewer computers mean less power is needed to run them and less energy is required to cool them.
Virtual server hosting can also help departments pay only for the hardware resources they need, saving money and resources. Contact the Help Desk if your department is interested in virtual server hosting.