Data center consolidation is about reducing the number of devices you have to manage and reducing the number of ways you use to manage them.
This article introduces various types of consolidations you can perform - servers, applications, storage, shared services, networks, and people resources - and describes some of the benefits of each type of consolidation.
A smooth, trouble free, transformation of any or all of these environments is best archived through rigorous planning, re-architecting, and disciplined relocation project management.
SMS has extensive and demonstrated experience consolidating, building and operating data centers with over 2 million square feet completed to date with 300,000 square feet of cloud center in operation with 99.99997% availability.
Today, consolidation is about reducing the number of devices you have to manage and reducing the number of ways you use to manage them.
With that in mind, this Sun Blue Prints™ On Line article takes a look at some of the consolidation opportunities that exist in today's Information Technology (IT) environment.
According to Tech Target's IT priorities survey, enterprises in a number of different sectors are planning consolidation projects that leverage virtualization, the cloud or hosted servers.
In the end-to-end architectures that are prevalent today, tiers of servers are specialized for particular tasks.
When you look at consolidating servers, you need to look for patterns in your server population.
According to the report, 55 percent of businesses will use a virtual server farm, 42 percent will implement a cloud infrastructure and 35 percent will leverage hosted servers to consolidate.
Consolidation for cost cutting efforts Gartner is another prominent research organization that recently advocated consolidation, encouraging companies to thin out their data center resources to two facilities within each continent of major business activity."It's a fact that most global organizations run too many data centers in too many countries," said Gartner research vice president Rakesh Kumar.