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Topic Overview: IT Consolidation

Rationalizing Data Center Infrastructure Investments For Greatest Efficiency

April 14, 2008

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Authors

  • By James Staten
  • with Rachel A. Dines,
  • Galen Schreck

Why Read This Report

The majority of IT infrastructure and operations professionals today are rationalizing IT to some degree. This leads to IT consolidation projects for most large organizations, as the finite resources must do more and as nearly everyone faces space, power, or budget limitations. Server consolidation dominates the activities in this space, but IT consolidation encompasses data center, storage, network, and even client systems rationalization efforts. New technologies, including virtualization, multicore processors, unified networking, and application delivery, are enabling new levels of consolidation and efficiency.

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Table of Contents

  • Why IT Consolidation Matters
  • Forrester's Take On IT Consolidation
  • The Basics
  • Best Practices
  • Trends And Forecasts
  • Related Topics
  • Upcoming Research
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