Presentation: 5 Steps for Successful Server Consolidation & Capacity Planning
Insights for IT administrators and data center managers.
Many organizations regularly engage in strategies for server consolidation and capacity planning. The goal is to eliminate multiple individual servers and maximize available resources to adequately support business expansion while reducing capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX).
Despite the importance of this repeating initiative, and despite the fact that consolidation and capacity planning has been performed many times over, our experts have observed that in many companies it is more of a black art than the simple and thorough process it should be.
From our experiences in server/storage monitoring and performance monitoring at Galileo and the ATS Group, there are five basic steps to follow, and we have mapped them out.