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Data Center Consolidation

Data center consolidation is the process of reducing the volume of physical IT assets through highly efficient and scalable technologies. Organizations leverage data center consolidation to reduce operating costs.

Who chooses data center consolidation, and why

Data center consolidation is ideal for IT organizations that are planning to merge multiple data centers into one or are seeking to reduce the size of a single data center.

How data center consolidation works

Technologies such as higher-density storage solutions and server and storage virtualization enable the consolidation of more applications onto a smaller, more efficient, and compact IT infrastructure. Server and storage consolidation drive business agility by creating a more dynamic data center.

Benefits of data center consolidation

Improvements realized with consolidation allow organizations to gain better consistency and control of their data center assets while realizing massive savings in cost and energy consumption.