System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (VMM2012) brings new features related to the Green IT called Dynamic Optimization. With it VMM moves virtual machines to other hosts in accordance of physical server resources, providing load balancing across the cluster hosts and better hardware utilization between them.
An interesting Dynamic Optimization feature is the Power Optimization. With it the VMM server can also move (using Live Migration) all virtual machines (VMs) to another host that is free to turn it off soon after. If the system needs it again, the VMM will turn it on and the VMs will be migrated back to the host.
Both are great resources for return on investment (ROI), with energy savings achieved through Dynamic Optimization and using, in a automatically way, the Green IT Best Practices.
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