Increased automation, e-commerce, Web portals, and Internet traffic have contributed to a rapid growth of server infrastructure for many IT organizations. The result is a mix of disparate environments, server sprawl, and increased management overhead. Yes, there are some instances or applications when a dedicated server is the best approach, but there are others when consolidating multiple applications on larger servers is a better solution.
The goal of IT consolidation is to make optimal use of available computing resources, and server consolidation is an important part of IT consolidation. Due to recent innovations with servers and server software companies can now greatly decrease IT costs by consolidating their servers. Servers are now less expensive and no longer require dedicated environments, such as raised floors or separate buildings, to deploy. Yet server proliferation remains a major cause of an overly complex and costly IT infrastructure and can result in an increased total cost of ownership (TCO), due to high administration and management costs-sometimes amounting up to 80 percent of an IT budget.
When server consolidation is properly implemented, you can see a reduction in the number of servers, a reduction in the footprint and/or data center space, a reduction in the TCO, a reduction in operating costs like electricity and HVAC, and a way to simplify management.
A driving force of server consolidation is the Microsoft Windows 2003 operating system, and the Windows 2003 DataCenter O/S which introduces advanced software to the IT environment to partition and dynamically allocate resources. More efficient servers, a scalable operating system, and software that makes remote management possible can greatly reduce the complexity and cost of an IT infrastructure.
Your IT staff already knows the Windows 2003 platform and the world-class support provided by Microsoft. And with industry standard Intel servers providing an approved and tested foundation, you will also gain operational efficiencies with decreased maintenance fees and the ability to streamline your support staff.
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