Opportunities to Minimise
On the face of it, data centre consolidation and rationalisation may not sound like a prime hunting ground for new business. After all, the whole reason for carrying out the process is to discover under-used hardware assets and either squeeze more out of them, or get rid of them entirely. IT managers are under pressure to get more out of data centres for two reasons. First, the need to support more applications and users with shrinking budgets, and second, reducing energy consumption as supply tightens and prices rise. Recent Quocirca research shows that the majority of businesses are struggling in both of these areas.