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Server Consolidation With IBM System x and BladeCenter Power by Intel Xeon Processors: Lowering Total Cost of Ownership

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Executive Summary

In today's challenging economy organizations are focusing more than ever on how they can reduce costs while maintaining operations. With tightened liquidity and an uncertain economic outlook, preserving capital and avoiding unnecessary expenditures is a popular short term financial tactic. This paper examines the old adage, "If it isn't broke, don't fix it." being firmly embraced by many CFOs. Even in this tough economy can IT modernization reduce operating costs and improve service levels without increasing current expenditures? Many organizations are discovering that replacing older servers with more powerful and efficient servers can lower operating costs and improve responsiveness without jeopardizing current capital. This paper examines a recent server consolidation project by large retail company in the United States.

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