Empire State College Reduces Energy Use by 90 Percent by Virtualizing with Intel® Xeon® Processor 7500 Series

itc_cs_empirestate_xeon_library_preview.jpgNew York’s Empire State College wanted to build up its distance learning program, but first it needed to expand its IT resources to accommodate a growing number of students and improve IT agility while reducing energy use. The college’s IT group decided to virtualize servers and desktops using a hardware foundation of IBM System x* servers based on the Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series.

Through virtualization, the college scaled its IT resources substantially and increased flexibility while using 90 percent less energy. Now it can launch new online programs, accommodate many more students, and enable anytime, anywhere access to education.

“We wanted to maximize hardware density,” explained Curt King, assistant vice president of integrated technologies for Empire State College. “The Intel Xeon processors provide the raw compute performance and memory capacity we need to hold numerous virtual machines on each physical host.”

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