Date Added: Jun 2010
Server consolidation has gathered a great deal of momentum in the marketplace. Companies of all types are struggling with increasing infrastructure demands and changing business practices while often being constrained by smaller IT budgets. As a result, consolidation is increasingly becoming a central theme in many companies' IT strategies. These trends are accelerated by the challenging economic environment. Consolidation is performed for many reasons; however, the main factors include the desire to reduce costs, increase IT efficiency, and improve service levels. Advances in server and storage technologies are presenting IT users with an opportunity to extend the scope of their consolidation activities further into their IT infrastructure.