coondoggie writes: "Talk about eating your own dog food. IBM today will announce it is consolidating nearly 4,000 small computer servers in six locations onto about 30 refrigerator-sized mainframes running Linux saving $250 million in the process. The 4,000 servers that IBM will replace by making this change will be recycled by IBM Global Asset Recovery Services. This change will affect IBM's data centers in Poughkeepsie, New York, Southbury, Conn., Boulder, Col, Portsmouth, UK, Osaka, Japan, and Sydney, Australia. These six data centers currently take up over 8 million square feet, or the size of nearly 140 football fields. http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/17998"