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LinuxPlanet: Server Consolidation--Beyond the Hardware

Jun 13, 2002, 20:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nelson King)

"Common sense holds that if organizations with hundreds, if not thousands, of servers consolidate, cutting the number of servers and server locations, they would save money.

"Experience, on the other hand, teaches that making server consolidation pay off can be almost a black art.

"Why? Because there are so many factors to juggle, from changes in hardware, to software configuration, to relations with the personnel department. This article will consider some of these factors--without straying into the black arts..."

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