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Alternative ways to consolidate your servers

What are other methods of consolidation besides virtualization?

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There are several types of consolidation:

Storage - When you pool storage together into a Storage Area Network (SAN) or a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device.

I/O - When you aggregate I/O devices into a single unit, such as an Ethernet switch module on the back of a blade server chassis.

Some people consider blade servers as a means of compute server consolidation, but unless you are implementing virtualization on the blades, you will still have the same number of physical servers. In fact, blade servers represent I/O consolidation.

This was first published in June 2007

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