Essentials Report

Topic Overview: IT Consolidation

Rationalizing Data Center Infrastructure Investments For Greatest Efficiency

April 14th, 2008
With contributors:
Galen Schreck , Rachel Dines

Summary

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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