For years it’s been a relatively simple process whenever you add a new piece of technology. Purchase the hardware. Run the wires. Power it up. Configure it. Then you deal with “cleaning it up” later. But what happens when the next project comes along? You repeat the process all over again. Before you know it you’ve got a server or data closet that’s a physical mess. Even the most accomplished IT pro can get frustrated because the physical mess makes it difficult to work in, and often times, each piece of hardware is underutilized for one task.
Of course, usually there’s a maintenance window where the physical cleanup happens. Wires are reorganized and labeled. Cables are neatly wire-wrapped, servers re-organized and perhaps even the old, powered-off servers are removed. But ultimately, this is all “on top” as they say. It looks pretty, but your production environment is still full of underutilized and chaotic servers at various patch-levels and efficiency.
What’s the answer? Virtualization.
Whether you’re new to the idea of a virtualized environment, or you’ve gotten started but looking for other technologies that could be virtualized for further efficiency… we’ve discussing how to proceed in this week’s webinar. Join me to discuss the benefits of virtualization and I’ll also provide some tips and tricks on how to make the most out of your data closet.