Data center consolidation is the process of reducing the volume of physical IT assets through highly efficient and scalable technologies. Organizations leverage data center consolidation to reduce operating costs.
- Consolidating physical locations can reduce overhead and operational costs associated with multiple data centre locations or reduce data centre energy costs.
- Consolidating software onto fewer hardware platforms can reduce hardware maintenance costs and software licencing fees.
- Consolidation can reduce the number of server, storage and network (hardware) units to be purchased, leading to lower acquisition and finance costs.