By migrating servers to the new design gradually, as equipment ages, leases mature, or the company introduced new applications they were able to minimize expenditures while reaping the rewards of a faster network; increasing available space and power and reducing power cost.
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Typically, fewer, smaller applications that peak at different times drive the highest consolidation.
Because the system manages workloads and partitions, administration and support are minimized.
Virtualization has been proven an effective tool for consolidating data center servers.