Data Center Consolidation

With Storcom’s help, consolidating your data center(s) can free up precious IT resources

Why You Should Consolidate Your Data Center


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

Growth

Ability to focus on growing your business while Storcom takes care of your IT needs.


Resources

Freeing up critical IT resources and spend in the present and the future.


Time

Freeing up engineers to focus on innovation instead of maintenance.

How Can Storcom Help?

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.

Why Storcom for Your Data Center Consolidation

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.

What is Data Center Consolidation

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.

How Does Data Center Consolidation Impact Scalability and Flexibility

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.

Data Center Consolidation FAQS

Learn more about data center consolidation with Storcom’s comprehensive library of definitions and Frequently Asked Questions.

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What are Some Examples of Data Center Consolidation?

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  • HP consolidated 85 of its data centers into 6. This saved the company close to $1 billion dollars annually.
  • Microsoft consolidated its data centers and cut 40% of its IT spending.
  • IBM consolidated 3900 servers into 30 virtualized mainframes.
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What are the Additional Benefits of Consolidating My Data Centers?

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  • Reduces IT spending on existing systems
  • Decreased power consumption and operational expenses
  • Decrease necessary software licenses 
  • Reconciling the need to have multiple data centers when they are underutilized and superfluous 

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We are ready when you are! Call Storcom today to learn how we can help consolidate your data center to free up IT resources.

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