Data Center Consolidation

Building upon the decision you’ve already made to virtualize

Many organizations have embraced virtualization at the server level and are now realizing the benefits of data center consolidation, reducing the cost of server acquisitions, power, floor space, and cooling savings as well as gaining in operational efficiencies and reducing time to provision applications. The question is when to take the next step toward unifying server, storage and network resources for even greater savings and agility.

A simply better data center delivers agility to the organization to more quickly respond to new business requirements.

DPSciences helps its clients create a Unified Data Center Fabric based upon solutions from Cisco Systems to provide an agile, flexible computing environment that can adapt quickly to new business requirements and allow organizations to gain a competitive advantage. It is the key building block to a private cloud environment that allows organizations to deliver ‘IT as a service’ (ITaaS) within their own data centers, and is foundational to the move to public as well as hybrid cloud models.

A Unified Data Center Fabric provides…

Agility – Unified computing allows organizations to respond and adapt quickly to the needs of the business  with compute, storage and network capabilities. It’s often difficult to predict how much and when resources will be required. In traditional IT environments it can take any where from 2 – 4 weeks to purchase, build and provision new physical servers.

A unified data center fabric allows IT managers to make real time decisions to add capacity while delivering a good user experience to employees, business partners and customers. IT is no longer a limiting factor; instead it is a competitive differentiator.

Additional Cost Savings – Unified data center fabrics allow organizations to directly address the cost inefficiencies and service inflexibly that are inherent in many current data centers. ITaaS can provide significant improvements in efficiency and agility, ultimately freeing IT resources from the burden of maintenance to focus more on delivering innovation.

Resiliency – Companies today can not afford to be down. A unified computing fabric provides redundancy at its core. A unified computing fabric allows network administrators to build extreme flexibility into their designs to shift large workloads between servers and facilities, opening new frontiers in disaster recovery, data center consolidation.

Simplified Management – A unified computing fabric allows organizations to manage data center resources from a single point of management, a single pane of glass, reducing OpEx costs and response times to add/modify resources. ITaaS can provide significant improvements in efficiency and agility, ultimately freeing IT resources from the burden of maintenance to focus more on delivering innovation.

Pathway to 100% Vitalization – It is estimated that organizations today are some where between 50% and 60% virtualized with the majority being Tier 2 and Tier 3 applications. A unified computing fabric provides the resiliency and performance required for mission critical applications, enabling companies to virtualize a higher percentage of their applications with confidence.

Geographical scale across multiple data centers – Workloads can be moved or adjusted based on business requirements within a local data center, across remote data centers or cloud alternatives.

DPSciences helps clients develop a strategy around unified computing architectures to build upon existing levels of virtualization and consolidation to further reduce costs and create ITaaS models that allow organizations to more quickly respond to new business requirements.

Cisco Unified Data Center Whitepaper