8 Phases of a Successful Consolidation Initiative
As organizations look to reduce the physical and environmental footprint of their IT operations, consolidation is a logical first step. However, a poorly planned or executed consolidation effort can result in complex configurations and increased IT overhead. In some cases, physical server sprawl is merely replaced with virtual sprawl where virtual machines are allowed to proliferate in an ad hoc fashion. This white paper provides best practices for ensuring a successful consolidation initiative and a maximum return on investment. Find out why data centers are beginning to view server consolidation as an ongoing IT strategy with long-term benefits for the organization, and learn about emerging technologies and approaches that are improving the speed and quality of server and data center consolidation initiatives.