Want to Learn about Smart Data Center Consolidation?

Most data center servers operate at only 12 to 18 percent of their capacity, yet many companies aren’t taking advantage of the cost-saving potential offered by data center consolidation. Consider this: in the last five years, the US government saved nearly $2 billion by consolidating data centers. Companies like Microsoft, HPE, and IBM have likewise saved billions.

In an effort to cut costs and regain control of the data center environment, IT managers are asking that their environments be consolidated and made more efficient. The conversation revolves around aligning IT with business needs, which today often means greater IT agility. Managers and executives are trying to drive down cost and in doing so have prioritized data center consolidation and migration projects.

In creating a consolidation or data center migration plan, high-density server equipment, applications, virtualization technology, and end-user considerations all fall under the general scope.

Is your company one of many that are wasting money on data center operations? At the Data Center World Global conference next week in Las Vegas, Andy Abbas, VP of technical services at Data Agility Group, will talk about data center consolidation. He brings years of experience as a data center architect and migration specialist and focuses on aligning migration and consolidation efforts with the business.

During his session, he will highlight the following:

  • Budgets are shrinking and organizations are having to do more with less.
  • There is a lot of money to be saved by doing smart data center consolidation, freeing up resources for other more effective projects.

“Most of all, how can you evaluate whether your company can profit from a data center consolidation?” Abbas asked. “During this session, we’ll dive into a roadmap of what to look for when considering a consolidation or data center migration project. We’ll also look at where companies can save millions, and in some cases, even billions of dollars.”

Remember, a lot is changing in today’s business and data center world. New technologies are impacting how data centers are deployed and managed. Consider these two big trends:

  • Virtualization and Cloud: This has enabled companies to reduce their footprint and cater to the business in a more robust manner.
  • On-Premise IT Moving to Colocation Data Centers: Companies are realizing they can’t run a data center as efficiently as they thought they could. It’s more economical to have someone else manage the facilities, while you focus on managing your IT infrastructure.

In his session, Abbas will discuss:

  • How have some of the world’s largest organizations saved billions through data center consolidation? The session will provide attendees with real-life examples of organizations taking advantage of new technologies, i.e. virtualization and cloud, to save and optimize their infrastructure.
  • What are the key opportunities for companies to save money through data center consolidation? Attendees will learn the key areas which will give them the best ‘bang for the buck.’ There are several areas which could offer savings but balancing the risk and reward is very important. They will learn what areas will help them get the most value, while minimizing the risks involved with migrations.

Join Andy Abbas and 1,300 of your peers at Data Center World Global 2016, March 14-18, in Las Vegas, NV, for a real-world, “get it done” approach to converging efficiency, resiliency and agility for data center leadership in the digital enterprise. More details on the Data Center World website.

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About the Author

Bill Kleyman is a veteran, enthusiastic technologist with experience in data center design, management and deployment. His architecture work includes virtualization and cloud deployments as well as business network design and implementation. Currently, Bill works as the Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at MTM Technologies, a Stamford, CT based consulting firm.

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