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..."