Strategies to streamline and reduce wastage in your server estate

Our own Andy Hawkins, product manager here at 1E, has written a great piece on real strategies for reducing cost and energy in the datacenter at the Daily Energy Report.

Here’s an excerpt:

If you virtualize 100 percent of your physical servers today then you will be running more operating system instances than you started with. The physical and environmental footprint has changed but you still need to monitor, patch, secure, backup and license the virtualized servers and now the host servers as well. Requirements such as high availability further increase infrastructure costs. Yet the publicity of energy and space savings has created a mindset that virtualized servers are cheap. Consolidation through virtualization therefore is only a partial answer to becoming more IT efficient.

Read the full article:
http://www.dailyenergyreport.com/2011/10/data-center-consolidation-and-efficient-it-strategies-to-streamline-and-reduce-wastage-in-your-server-estate/

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