The phrase data center consolidation (also called “IT consolidation”) refers to an organization’s strategy to reduce IT assets by using more efficient technologies.
Some of the consolidation technologies used in data centers today include server virtualization, storage virtualization, replacing mainframes with smaller blade server systems, cloud computing, better capacity planning and using tools for process automation.
Data center consolidation is a common consideration for organizations that plan to reduce the size of a single facility or merge one or more facilities in order to reduce overall operating costs and reduce IT footprint.
Top 5 Data Center Questions
1. What is data center?
2. What is data center management?
3. What is software-defined data center?
4. What is data center tiers?
5. What is data center economizer?
- Free Cooling
In data center terminology, free cooling is the phrase used to describe a strategy for reducing energy consumption by leveraging the natural low air temperatures and cooler climates in some geographical regions. In this process, naturally occurring cold outside air is used inside the data center to aid the cooling process. Leveraging cooler outside air […]
- Data Center Economizer
In data center terminology an air economizer is part of the data center cooling infrastructure. An air economizer can reduce data center power consumption by leveraging cooler outdoor air temperatures to cool the hardware and facility. In a typical scenario, air economizers draw in cool air from outside and expel hot air (generated inside the […]
- iOS 6
iOS 6 is the sixth major update for Apple’s iOS mobile operating system that powers portable Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Apple iOS 6 debuted in September 2012 in conjunction with the release of the iPhone 5. Apple iOS6 features a completely redesigned Maps app with turn-by-turn navigation, a new Passbook […]
- the iPhone 5
The fifth generation of Apple’s immensely popular iPhone mobile smartphone debuted in September 2012, supplanting the iPhone 4S as the company’s latest, greatest smartphone device. While the iPhone 5 offers numerous “under-the-hood” enhancements, the most noticeable change over previous-generation iPhones is the iPhone 5’s larger size (4″ display vs. 3.5″ in previous models), coupled with […]
An open source Linux operating system distribution developed and supported by the openSUSE Project. openSUSE is freely available for download, and the most recent “stable” release of openSUSE, openSUSE 12.2, debuted in September 2012 with new features like KDE 4.8, GNOME 3.4, GRUB 2 and XFCE 4.10. The openSUSE Project is sponsored by SUSE, which […]