Advances in technology have made second- and third-wave consolidation projects now viable
The economy has put added pressure on many organizations to utilize the capacity they have in place more efficiently, whether it is the physical data centers they have or the servers that reside within them.
As such, even though many organizations have past experience with consolidation projects, they are finding they are under increased pressure to optimize their costs and possibly further consolidate.
The good news is that advances in technology have made second- and third-wave consolidation projects now viable. We will look at some key trigger points in deciding when to consolidate, best practices in how to get started and recommendations for each phase of a consolidation project, including best practices in relocation or closure of an existing data center.