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Consolidating databases: Benefits for IT acquisition and costs

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Executive Summary

As a C-level executive, you are always on the lookout for ways to reduce IT costs while increasing systems capability in order to grow sales and/or improve service. Leveraging applications with automated business processes that enable user-centric, interconnected applications embracing interfaces that are inherently enabled for smart devices with efficient systems represents a proven way to improve the business.

As your IT managers look for economies within the datacentre, improved Linux systems can provide those economies. The benefits of consolidating databases and x86 servers on IBM zEnterprise Servers with Linux include:
- Supporting application and database consolidation
- Eliminating server sprawl
- Providing for server virtualisation
This research paper gives insight on quickly identifying potential IT cost reduction benefits by doing a proper TCA/TCO analysis.

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