by Ben Newton
The burgeoning growth and expansion of IT in the past decade have resulted in a proliferation of data centers across the enterprise — a vast landscape of resources that operate inefficiently and are expensive to maintain. Now is the time to regroup and consolidate your data centers to make them more efficient, agile and manageable — and less costly to operate.
Consolidation requires more than just adopting virtualization, cloud and other related technologies. It involves developing, implementing, managing and continually improving a strategy that addresses consolidation by doing the following:
- Achieving more efficient utilization of physical
- Consolidating multiple data centers into fewer
- Unifying IT processes across the enterprise.
It’s important to take a prescriptive approach to data center consolidation that encompasses discovery, planning, implementation and management.