Server Consolidation

Many organizations are turning to virtualization for server consolidation. This can help reduce costs related to hardware acquisition, management, power and cooling, and data center real estate, but virtualization benefits extend well beyond cost reduction. It also plays a strategic role in improving your quality of IT service and agility by enabling cost-effective and easy-to-manage solutions for disaster recovery, high availability, and dynamic workload balancing.

Reduce Costs

  • Reduce hardware and operating costs by as much as 50%
  • Realize savings in reduced administration, power, cooling and data center infrastructure
  • Reduce storage requirements

Increase IT Efficiency

  • Streamline and eliminate common administrative tasks such as enabling IT to manage a growing server environment with existing resources
  • Reduce the time it takes to provision new servers by 50% - 70%. Virtual machines are as easy to copy as software files and are hardware independent, so deploying new work loads takes minutes instead of days
  • Minimize planned downtime due to storage migrations or maintenance
  • Consolidate and continuously optimize server, storage and network hardware

Increase IT Control

  • Control the quality-of-service for application delivery, without compromise
  • Automate the delivery of service-level agreements (SLAs) covering availability, security and scalability, shifting the paradigm of datacenter management from infrastructure to service delivery
  • Improve business continuity through simple, cost effective high availability and disaster recovery

Performance, Scalability, Compatibility

  • Run larger workloads across a broader set of hardware, including large databases, optimized storage, and terminal services