Last week I teamed-up with our partner BearingPoint to record a brief overview of Active Power Management: Your On-Ramp to Utility Computing. BearingPoint's Managing Director of Financial Services Infrastructure Solutions joined me to discuss what is meant by Utility Computing. We covered how BearingPoint is organized to help customers implement this type of solution, how it changes the economics and operations of computing, and simple places to start for any medium-to-large enterprise.
One of the best places to begin using automation to optimize IT resource consumption is Active Power Management, i.e. applying policy and software-aware power control, all in a platform-agnostic power optimization scheme. Why ARE your idle machines on if they're not being used?
BTW, there are some other great technology-related BearingPoint Podcasts here too.