Data center consolidation: 10 takeaways from the pros

Adam Trujillo, Assistant Editor

Data center consolidation can be an effective way to cut costs by eliminating obvious wastes, such as paring down the application portfolio, eliminating unused files, and retiring or putting to work under-utilized hardware. However, cutting costs by way of consolidation requires more work than simply reducing server and software sprawl: it requires planning and lots of it.

In order to maximize the effectiveness of your data center consolidation, a host of issues must be considered:

  • Changes in the physical space between servers and users
  • Virtualization consideratons,
  • Flexibility to accommodate future changes,
  • Planning for possible technical issues,
  • Changes in local and market costs for labor and materials,
  • Changes in users' experience and expectations,
  • Security.

    In short, planning is the key. The articles here take a closer look at some issues with and examples of

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This was first published in September 2006

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