server consolidation

  • JM Family: Works to eliminate more than 1,400 physical servers

    Posted October 24, 2011 - 12:37 pm

    The IT shop at JM Family Enterprises has taken the typical steps to make its data centers eco-friendly: It has consolidated systems, virtualized servers and set up hot and cold aisles to drive down energy consumption.
  • How to minimize server consolidation mistakes

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 1:47 pm

    Joe Latrell, IT manager and lead programmer for, a real estate data services company in Lancaster, Pa., knows that it's all too easy for even a knowledgeable and experienced IT veteran to make mistakes while managing a complex server-consolidation project. "You have to think about everything," he says. "It can be a minefield."
  • Virtualization savings in the House

    Posted May 18, 2010 - 2:30 pm

    U.S. House of Representatives saves $700,000 a year by virtualizing, consolidating data center
  • IT centralization is back in fashion

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 10:52 am

    When the economy plummeted at the end of 2008, the Western U.S. branch of The Salvation Army was ahead of the cost-cutting game. CIO Clarence White had centralized the IT organization a year or two earlier, and he had consolidated the database and storage servers from the business units into a single data center in Long Beach, Calif.
  • Higher Ed, Lower Costs: Colleges Remake Data Centers

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 2:51 pm

    Driven by the lean economy, large enterprises have been cutting data center costs for the past three years, but higher education has generally not followed suit. This year, that looks to change.
  • Mobile phone retailer creates 'ERP for IT'

    Posted July 6, 2009 - 4:34 pm

    Knowing what's "under the hood" of its IT organization has been a particular challenge for Carphone Warehouse, exacerbated by its rapid growth. Under pressure to achieve greater control and reduce costs within IT, the company sought an "ERP for IT" solution.
  • Verizon offering virtualization consulting, implementation

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 2:45 pm

    Verizon Business is offering a full package of virtualization services that range from assessing potential server consolidation all the way to deploying and managing virtualized servers.

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