With Storcom’s help, consolidating your data center(s) can free up precious IT resources
IT departments are constantly asked to do more with less. Productivity and innovation are high on the priority scale; however, many companies are seeing their IT budgets dwindle each year. Thankfully, there are ways that Storcom can help with your data center consolidation in order to reduce cost, minimize risk, and increase the security of your information technology investments.
The cost of maintaining a data center can be significant since it must be staffed with system administrators, computer operators, engineers, facility and management personnel, and other specialists involved in operations. Many companies do not want to be responsible for underutilized hardware, software licenses, and maintenance of these data centers, so consolidating their data centers or moving one entirely off-premises is becoming more and more common.
Benefits of Data Center Consolidation
Ability to focus on growing your business while Storcom takes care of your IT needs.
Freeing up critical IT resources and spend in the present and the future.
Freeing up engineers to focus on innovation instead of maintenance.
Storcom can help you Evolve to the Cloud™ by securing your data and applications into a public, private, or hybrid cloud. We can help move your infrastructure off-prem in order to collapse data center locations to free up valuable resources in your IT department.
Storcom has been in the business of freeing up IT resources for nearly twenty years. We are subject matter experts on data center consolidation and we can ensure that your data is accessible anytime and anywhere you need it. Plus, unlike our competitors, we have a T3 data center in our Chicagoland headquarters.
Data center consolidation, which can also be referred to as “IT consolidation,” is an organization’s strategy to reduce IT expenditures and resources by using more efficient technologies. Some of the technologies used in consolidating data centers today are storage and server virtualization, replacing mainframes with newer and smaller server systems, cloud computing, using tools to automate IT processes, and implementing better capacity planning.
Consolidating a data center is a common way for companies to reduce the size of a facility, or merge multiple facilities in order to reduce operating costs, IT expenditures, and reduce a company’s IT footprint.
Additionally, organizations increase the security of their data by consolidating their data centers. It is simpler to guard and protect one data center vs. twenty. It’s easier to guard a data center with one or two doors vs. a data center with fifty doors. Security should be on the forefront of every CIO’s IT strategy; therefore, consolidating redundant data centers with legacy systems into a more manageable and secure facility that has updated systems makes sense in today’s IT environment.
Data center consolidation also allows for additional scalability and flexibility, thus increasing control. When your business-critical resources are in one location, streamlining processes helps easily identify redundancy in the event of a disaster or a malware/ransomware attack. Auditing your data and systems becomes simpler and more efficient, and compliance is easier when operating local cloud storage vs. a bulk center so that strict local data laws can be met.
Learn more about data center consolidation with Storcom’s comprehensive library of definitions and Frequently Asked Questions.
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