IBM Virtual World Can Manage Your Servers

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Here’s a closer look at the “Virtual Network Operations Center,” a Second Life demo of IBM’s technology for creating virtual worlds that provide real-time monitoring of a distributed network of data centers. It provides a 3D model of your actual racks and servers, along with multiple screens presenting information about the status of your data center. There’s also a lounge where your sysadmin avatars can take a break. So do the virtual sysadmins work while their real-life counterparts relax? Or is it the other way around? This video runs about 5 minutes, 30 seconds.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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