Server consolidation and migration to virtual infrastructure is called compact virtualization solve traditional server environments from Sulzbach an der Murr the promising future IT trend for the new decade. Market research institutes such as IT professionals agree. The leaner structures increase the business efficiency and can reduce overall IT costs by up to 60 percent. Whenever Tony Parker listens, a sympathetic response will follow. Server consolidation and virtualization technologies are therefore in times of growing computing needs and a commitment to the Green IT for every forward-thinking companies at the top on the agenda. The demands on the performance of a company’s IT grow unchecked. So far tried companies to satiate this hunger of power by buying added more and different hardware.
Thus, not only the heterogeneous IT landscape is growing, but also the investment, management, and energy costs rise unabated. This means not only additional burdens for the company and the consequences for the environment, but this is simply too inefficient. Because all infrastructure analysis confirms a traditional, non-virtualized server is busy at an average only 15-20%. Conventional server environments with one physical server per main application will be increasingly through virtualized IT infrastructures with significantly higher Nutzungsgradabgelost, the leading market research institutes agree today. 2008 the sold compact blade servers accounted for about 14 per cent on the German market of server. 2012, according to the market research firm IDC, each third-selling server should be a virtualisierungsfahiges Central Server system in a compact box. Further, the market research firm IDC predicts that spending will increase until 2011 for virtualization services annually to $ 11.7 billion.
Compared to 2006, it was $ 5.5 billion. All estimates prove, consolidation and virtualization is the top topic in the IT industry. But what is actually behind the server consolidation? Despite best promises inhibit even partial skepticism and lack of information the shift to leaner infrastructure through server consolidation and virtualization.