12 Jul Understanding Data Center Consolidation
Outsourcing and cloud computing capabilities have been primary factors behind data center consolidation helping organizations become more efficient and scalable. As more enterprises migrate their IT infrastructures, data centers, and computing platforms, the organizations benefit because of cost savings, operational upgrades, and consolidated processes.
What Is Data Consolidation?
Data center consolidation is a strategy that enables organizations to reduce their IT infrastructures to become more efficient. Consolidation may include virtual storage, cloud computing capabilities, and server virtualization.
An organization may update technology or implement cloud computing capabilities to enhance operating platforms, storage, or software migration. Organizations may choose to improve IT infrastructures which is why outsourcing these duties to Connect Partners increase your capabilities.
Two out of three organizations have either successfully consolidated previously, are in the process, or planning to merge. That being said, it is not a simple process as it takes vital planning, assessment of personnel and equipment , and detailed execution.
What Are the Benefits of Data Center Consolidation?
The benefits of a data center consolidation infrastructure are numerous. The access to technology like virtualization, cloud computing, and software-critical networks enable companies with several data centers to consolidate into a primary center that has sub-networks when needed.
1. Lower Maintenance and Energy Costs
Because you have fewer physical components to your infrastructure, it requires less electricity to power and cool the equipment on-site. This process will apply when eliminating costly secondary facilities.
A GAO report from 2017 showed a $3.3 billion-dollar savings after the U.S. government closed thousands of their data centers. With less infrastructure to oversee, you reduce the need for in-house staff significantly reducing payroll, recruiting, training, and facility maintenance
2. Reduces Cyber Vulnerabilities
With a more flexible infrastructure, the network and storage performance will also reduce cyberattacks and malware. It also helps through automation to become streamlined because of routine upgrades and security checks.
The automated response and notification system enables you to use fewer resources to repair IT issues. With Connect Partners, wecan monitor and correct problems 24/7/365 which increases your company’s visibility.
3. Increases the Speed of Repair And Downtime
Downtime and maintenance are critical issues that cost companies billions of dollars per year. One of the essential capabilities of data center consolidation is the ability to improve MTTR (mean time to repair). Your IT support knows precisely what and where to fix, so you reduce your downtime and increase revenue potential.
4. IT Resource Allocation
Resource allocation helps companies assign and manage their IT assets in a way that supports strategic objectives including company assets and workforce capital. It also enables companies to allocate responsibilities to Connect Partners which increases access to additional resources for consolidation, application migration, cloud transformation, business continuity, and IT strategies.
Having access to Connect Partners’ highly-qualified, expertly trained personnel enables organizations to focus on their core business while allowing Connect Partners to focus on all your IT challenges and assist in these duties.
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