Server consolidation and improved resource utilization

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About Server consolidation and improved resource utilization

Using virtualization to consolidate servers can reduce server costs and data center footprint as well as improve data center energy efficiency and relieve the management and support hassles of maintaining the hardware. And server consolidation can often be the first step in creating a disaster recovery plan with virtualization without maintaining idle servers at a remote disaster recovery site. In this section, get company case studies, news and advice on consolidating servers with virtualization, reducing IT costs, eliminating physical server hardware costs, reducing data center footprint and need for physical space and storage, eliminating physical server sprawl and management problems, improving disaster recovery planning, and the other considerations with server consolidation.