A survey by technology products and services provider CDW Corporation has found that reducing costs and improving business continuity and disaster recovery are the top drivers for server optimisation.
Server optimistion was defined as consolidation and virtualisation to maximise utilisation rates, reduce power consumption and required datacentre space while improving application performance and uptime.
CDW says that such projects are becoming more prevalent as customers realise the benefits of newer technologies like virtualisation, blade servers and dual-core servers. Furthermore, CDW believes that as businesses face increased pressure to deliver a growing number of services at the same or lower costs, server optimisation can help to manage datacentres more efficiently to ensure reliable delivery of IT-based services.
In a survey of 420 IT managers, two-thirds said that reducing costs was the key business driver for server optimisation, while 56% cited improved business continuity/disaster recovery.
“he survey results mesh with what we see from our customers who realise they can lower their total cost of ownership by running multiple applications on a single physical server instead of buying a separate server for each application,” says Firooz Ghanbarzadeh, senior segment manager, solutions, CDW.
“Vrtualisation, blade and dual-core servers are key server optimisation components that are reinventing the datacentre by creating cost efficiencies and extraordinary levels of flexibility.”