data center consolidation - IT consolidation
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.
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