Data Center Consolidation

Storcom’s data center consolidation 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 by consolidating your data center processes to our tier 3 data center in Lombard, IL.


Resources

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


Time

Freeing up engineers to focus on innovation instead of data center 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 Choose 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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Data Center Consolidation Insights and Trends

Learn the news and trends in Data Center Consolidation.

USDA, DOD and GSA Gain Efficiencies as They Close Data Centers

The USDA was able to reduce its data center population because IT leaders within the CIO’s office and the department’s 17 agencies made consolidation a priority, Salguero says.In 2011, for example, the USDA eliminated 21 separate email systems and migrated its 120,000 employees to Microsoft’s Office 365. The agency also built a private cloud and colocation facility at its National IT Center (NITC) in Kansas City, Mo., providing shared services to internal agencies such as the Farm Service…

Global Hyperconverged Infrastructure Industry

NEW YORK, April 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hyperconverged Infrastructure market worldwide is projected to grow by US$23.6 Billion, driven by a compounded growth of 31.9%. Hardware, one of the segments analyzed and sized in this study, displays the potential to grow at over 30.8%. The shifting dynamics supporting this growth makes it critical for businesses in this space to keep abreast of the changing pulse of the market. Poised to reach over US$20.1 Billion by the year 2025, Hardware will bri…

Data Center Support Infrastructure Markets, 2020-2025 – Growing Number & Magnitude of Datacenter Security Breaches Fuels Demand

Dublin, March 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The "Data Center Support Infrastructure – Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Data Center Support Infrastructure market worldwide is projected to grow by US$38.1 Billion, driven by a compounded growth of 9.4%.Power, one of the segments analyzed and sized in this study, displays the potential to grow at over 8.9%. The shifting dynamics supporting this growth makes it critical for busi…

This Wave of Data Center Consolidation is Different from the First One

Back in February 2010, then-US government CIO Vivek Kundra proposed to close hundreds of federal data centers, giving an early boost to a developing trend in the IT industry. Data center consolidation in the private sector had already started by then, driven primarily by the advent of server virtualization. Since then, many companies have followed suit, looking to save energy and real estate costs by shrinking their data center footprint and moving workloads to the cloud. Today, some experts…

Shifting needs drive data center decisions — GCN

Shifting needs drive data center decisionsBy Troy SchneiderAug 15, 2019Since the Data Center Consolidation Initiative of 2010, agencies have been working to shrink the number of data centers they run and optimize operations. But whether to close facilities or streamline existing ones depends on the agency."We have bought our last set of hardware," U.S. Marshals Service CIO Karl Mathias said he told his staff. Speaking at FCW's Aug. 14 cloud event, he said his agency has no data centers of its…

Data Center Consolidation: a Manager’s Checklist

You’ve seen all of the big statistics around cloud growth. It’s clear that demand for new kinds of data center services continues to grow. Through it all, cloud providers and data center partners are working around the clock to make their environments as efficient as possible. Why? To maximize their bottom line and to stay competitive.The reality in today’s very competitive data center and cloud market is the one who can run most optimally and cost-effectively while still delivering prime …

Data Center Consolidation Strategies, Challenges & Best Practices

A decade ago, state governments had barely started the process of data center consolidation. As the end of 2018 nears, while the process is not complete, it is clear that states have made enormous progress and overcome data center consolidation challenges.In 2007, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers reported that, of the 29 states it surveyed, only 14 percent (four states) had fully consolidated their data centers, while 38 percent (11 states) were in progress and 4…

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