Data center consolidation and relocation is a growing strategy for enterprises looking to reduce overall IT costs and resources across multiple data-center locations.
Virtualization and Workload Management from enables you to migrate and consolidate business-critical Windows, Linux and UNIX servers as well as VMware, Xen and Microsoft virtual machines wherever they are located.
Business-Critical Server Consolidation
Although more than half of the servers in the data center are now deemed business-critical, most enterprises that have embraced virtualization have yet to migrate these workloads into a virtual environment. This is usually because application owners are concerned that they may experience performance issues and unplanned downtime. This group of servers represents a significant portion of your server inventory and IT budget, and should not be overlooked.
Our approach to business-critical server consolidation is both practical and safe. Under our process, you first collect workload utilization data, identify ideal consolidation candidates, and generate consolidation scenarios based on the resources needed by that workload. Then you quickly and easily migrate the business-critical workload over the network onto a virtual host or physical blade and test it to ensure it will run as predicted without affecting the production server. When you’re satisfied with it, you can sync over any changes that occurred during the test window and make the new workload live. This pragmatic, three-step process gives you and the application owner peace of mind, knowing that the new workload will run without impacting business operations.
Data Center Consolidation
Data center consolidation involves the planning, migration and consolidation of hundreds of servers and virtual machines. It can be an overwhelming project without the proper tools and technology. It takes tremendous effort and time to manually identify, package, and ship existing servers and virtual hosts to the new site and then set up and rebuild these same systems. We can help. Now is the time to identify and migrate underutilized servers into a consolidated virtual environment and migrate older servers to powerful, space-saving blades.
Virtualization and Workload Management allows you to reduce the manual effort and logistics involved in completing a site consolidation. We do this by simplifying and automating the planning and migration of servers and virtual machines over the network to the efficient consolidated data center location. Our solution mitigates the risks associated with migrating hundreds of servers and virtual machines by allowing you to profile, migrate and fully test the workloads in their new environments prior to going live. With the broadest platform and hypervisor support in the industry, our solution can migrate hundreds of Windows, Linux and UNIX servers as well as VMware, Xen and Microsoft virtual machines.