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Whitepaper: Eight Solutions Designed to Optimize Data Center

This month, PlateSpin created a 13 page whitepaper called "Eight Solutions Designed to Optimize Data Center".

Sub-optimal server utilization negatively affects service levels and increases the costs of running the data center. Complex and heterogeneous infrastructures are hard to manage and require the continual attention of hands-on specialists. As more servers are introduced, complexity grows as does the number of people required to manage it. This causes a dramatic increase in the probability of human error and the subsequent risk to the business services that the data center supports.

At the root of the problem is the inherent lack of flexibility caused by the operating systems, applications and their associated data being bound to the hardware they are installed on. This "software stack" cannot be easily moved from one hardware platform to the next, or between physical and virtual infrastructures. This has resulted in data centers that have a rigidity which prevents the optimization of the server infrastructure and has resulted in the practice of adding a new server for a new application, rather than maximizing the use of current assets.

This guide gives you 8 ways to optimize the x86 infrastructure in your data center using PlateSpin products combined with the technologies you are already using such as blade servers, virtualization infrastructures, and image or backup archives.

You can view this whitepaper, here.


Published Sunday, August 13, 2006 9:46 AM by David Marshall
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