Wow!!!! A representative from PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric) just walked out on stage during the general session at world 2006 to announce a program where PG&E customers will see a 300 to 600 dollar energy credit for every physical server they remove from their compute environment by leveraging virtualization. This is truly incredible! The implications of VMware is now capturing the attention of the energy community, all I can say is WOW!! Not only is virtualization a revolution own its own but VMware is acting as a catalyst for the energy revolution. The purpose of the program is to continue their charter of reducing global warming and our dependence on oil. This is a revolution.
I wrote down $100 to $300 per server. I googled this program and found the following:
“PG&E will reimburse 50% of the costs of a server consolidation project, including software, hardware and consulting, up to a maximum of $4 million per customer.”
I haven’t found a reported per server rebate anywhere online. Even on PG&E’s website.