Data centers are large, important investments that, when properly designed, built, and operated, are an integral part of the business strategy driving the success of any enterprise. Yet the central focus of organizations is often the acquisition and deployment of the IT architecture equipment and systems with little thought given to the structure and space in which it is to be housed, serviced, and maintained.
When considering server virtualization, planning and design are critical. How do you optimize your environment through virtualization? How do you keep your server sprawl from becoming virtual server sprawl? How will a virtualized environment help your business? Will your existing data center meet current, and future, business requirements? Answer your Questions today!
When Alcatel bought out Lucent at the end of 2006, the two companies had already begun planning data center consolidations of their own, but the merger changed all that. As it turns out, the merged company created a plan to consolidate 25 data centers and 125 server rooms down to six data centers and just a few server rooms. This change has presented challenges, especially in terms of arranging downtime and dealing with employees' attachment to their servers and applications, but the company is on pace to meet it’s goal of reducing IT operational cost by 25% over three years.
Published By: PC Mall
Published Date: Mar 03, 2012
As processor, memory, and disk technology have improved, HP ProLiant G7 servers have become ideal platforms for consolidating applications with virtual machines. Find out about HP 3G SATA hot plug solid state disks!
Layered Tech chose Dell servers to build a new infrastructure that would take its managed hosting and cloud services to a new level, and saw performance increase by 22 percent. Download this case study to learn how.
Published By: Acronis
Published Date: Apr 26, 2011
In this paper we introduce initiatives you can put into effect to survive and thrive in our virtualized world. Then we show how Acronis virtual solutions can save administration time, lower IT expenses and improve your ability to meet both RTO and RPO goals.
In this white paper Quest's data protection experts offer five tips for effective backup and recovery to help you avoid the challenges that might keep you from fully protecting your virtual assets and infrastructure.
"HP customers need to be aware that changes in server market trends are affecting Itanium. Read this Clabby Analytics paper to understand how industry consolidation and new server architectures are driving a new class of applications, leaving Itanium behind.
"Consolidation in the healthcare industry has reached such a pace that the number of health systems in the United States
is on track for a 50% reduction over the next decade, making change management a high priority. In the healthcare world, where employee engagement can directly affect the quality of patient care, it’s important for organizations to have a solid change management stategy that allows for a smooth transition, communicates expected benefits and gets employees on board with change. Learn more."
Today’s healthcare organizations struggle to compete for skilled talent and market share admist increasing competition, industry consolidation, shrinking reimbursements, and the switch from volume to value-based care. Follow these recommendations to create an agile workforce and improve patient and member satisfcation, while keeping costs in check.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Nov 02, 2016
This Enterprise Management Associates® (EMA™) research summary, sponsored by Riverbed®, highlights some of the key findings of EMA’s landmark report, “Network Management Megatrends 2016: Managing Networks in the Era of the Internet of Things, Hybrid Cloud, and Advanced Network Analytics.” It examines several major areas of change and evolution affecting network management. These “megatrends” include hybrid cloud networking, the Internet of Things (IoT), advanced network analytics, network management outsourcing, and network management tool consolidation.
Consolidation through server virtualization is a powerful agent for datacenter change, but shrinking your server footprint is just a part of the value that server virtualization brings to your IT organization. This paper explores the TCO of server virtualization, the costs that drive TCO and factors you should consider when calculating the return on your next virtualization investment.
The success of SQL Server in recent years has produced a phenomenon of SQL Server sprawl - the uncoordinated deployment of tens, hundreds or even thousands of database servers. The result has been low levels of utilization, poor availability and, most importantly, an enormous management burden inflicted on many IT departments. There is an acute need for a way to deploy SQL Server that allows capacity to be matched appropriately to need, that provides high availability without introducing extra complexity and extra cost, and that actually simplifies the life of administrators.
Microsoft SQL Server has enjoyed phenomenal success as a database server. Its relatively low cost, steadily increasing capabilities and ease of deployment have all combined to accelerate its growth. However, that same growth has led to a phenomenon commonly called SQL Server “sprawl”— the rampant, often uncontrolled, proliferation of SQL Server databases.
With 50+ percent of all business processes leveraging batch operations, it is essential to keep your batch production running smoothly in order to keep your business running smoothly. Whether you are consolidating datacenter operations, moving apps to more cost-effective platforms, or transitioning from customized to packaged applications, learn how you can simplify and lower the cost of batch management with a single interface to all batch processes across platforms and applications and more.
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