About the columnist: Robert Stevenson is a technology strategist for a leading audience measurement company in Oldsmar, Fla. Before You Read This BookThis book complements the Resource Management and Capacity Planning Sun BluePrint. The ultimate goal is data sharing amongapplications. Complexity in the Data Center. It would also allow faster access to data because it is centralized, better data retention, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, organization structure and data protection. Unless you are specifically targeting these machines, they are probablytoo complex to consolidate without a complete reevaluation of the securityarchitecture.
A hybrid cloud delivers greater flexibility and security, as well as increased agility to make changes and introduce new services as needed. In effect, automation supports the seamless integration of individual data center components—from server and storage environments to applications. Strong storage technology expertise 2. Vendor independence: We have strong relationships with a number of technology providers who work with us to bring market-leading data center solutions to the marketplace. Revaluating Total Cost of Ownership. Consolidating Similar Workloads Another consolidation technique that some consultants recommend is toconsolidate similar workloads with like resource usage and time scheduling.
Other added benefits include that now with a tool assisted approach, customers can analyze the data and decide how often the data is accessed, the criticality of the data, and determine the right classes of data and associate service levels with that data. It steps you throughthe consolidation process from the initial business justification, through projectplanning, architecture, deployment, and management. Learn why hyper-converged systems must communicate, interact and integrate with third-party. Series Title: Responsibility: David Hornby and Ken Pepple. This likely happened just as you were starting to get your staff, policies and process in order, and catching up with the end of year business growth. Eliminating Consolidation Candidates While it is not easy to make specific recommendations about whichapplications are good consolidation candidates, there are some generalguidelines you can follow to eliminate candidates from consolidation.
Unfortunately, this often requires redesigning and redevelopingapplications, so it is a long-term goal, at least for backward consolidation. Obviously, this consolidation was notsuccessful. These tasks include reviewing requirements, developing an initial solution, prototyping the design, revising the design, and documenting the architecture. Before moving to his currentposition, Ken managed Sun Professional Services' high-end platform servicesprogram and focused on complex performance issues for the InformationTechnology Consulting and Operations practice. It provides real-worldrecommendations for consolidating your infrastructure, as well as avoidingnumerous pitfalls along the way. With several applications sharing the same platform and operating systems infrastructure, availability, and maintenance problems are bound to arise. This process isexplained in detail in the chapters about assessment and architecture.
The following graphic demonstrates this capability. The ultimate goal of can be summed up in a single word: simplify. Estimating the Cost of Complexity. However, the economics are too compelling to ignore. The result is an end-to-end data center capability that can reduce delivery costs by up to 15 percent and delivery times from days to minutes. Over 80% of Windows infrastructures and over 95% of Windows servers store their data on internal or captive external disk subsystems.
As more organizations embrace and adopt. Who Should Use This Book. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning expected development, performance or market share relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. History of the Data Center. When we evaluated their disk utilization, we found they were utilizing only20 percent of their available storage. Also, it provides information about putting the solution into production and ensuring that the administrative staff is trained and prepared to document the results of the consolidation.
There are several types of storage consolidation available today. Consolidating People Resources and Processes. With cyberattacks on the rise,. This process is known as a backward consolidation. Server Consolidation can increase server utilization to 60 — 80%. It provides a high-level analysis of some of the topics and product presented in Resource Management and Capacity Planning, and cross-references this material, when necessary. The Official Sun Microsystems Resource Series.
In this role, he assists clients with enterprise computing architecture solutions,concentrating on advanced data center projects. These tasks include compiling a starting inventory, profiling applications, assessing requirements of platforms, storage, networks, security, and infrastructure and operations , and assessing risk. Tier 1 data would be placed on high availability storage, which is obviously more expensive. Consolidating Storage Today, there is as much interest in storage consolidation as there is inserver consolidation. Consolidating servers in this way can increase utilization to as much as 60 — 80%.
There are three new technologies that hold out the promise of substantial total cost of ownership reduction that you should consider if you are executing an enterprise consolidation: blade computing, storage aggregation and. Consolidating People Resources and Processes. How This Book Is Organized This book contains the following chapters. Before moving to his currentposition, Ken managed Sun Professional Services' high-end platform servicesprogram and focused on complex performance issues for the InformationTechnology Consulting and Operations practice. Application throughput increased, and network usage decreased.