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In recent years, emerging applications and expanding Web services have fuelled an escalating demand for mission-critical IT resources, with increasing numbers of collaborative business initiatives focused on information sharing and continuous data availability. As a result, IT data centres experienced rapid growth as the number of applications, the population of users, and the quantity of transactions multiplied. Today IT managers face the task of administering a complex storage and computing infrastructure - one that typically contains many small servers that were added over time to meet ongoing resource demands. Since administrative, energy, and real estate costs continue to skyrocket, sprawl in the data centre can severely strain IT budgets.
This Sun whitepapers looks at how many companies are turning to consolidation and virtualisation to improve resource utilisation and enhance business agility.
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