IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - February 2010 - (Page 38)

Lower By Ken Milberg TAKEAWAY h Stop dedicating host machines with virtualization and increase server utilization and sharing. h Shrink software costs dramatically with fewer but more-powerful cores. hÁReduce footprint and energy requirements with EnergyScale, Rear Door Heat eXchanger and more. h Find more capacity on demand for unpredictable, short workload spikes. h Migrate commodity Lx86 servers to Power Systems partitions without recompiling. ROI + erhaps no other project today is as popular as server consolidation. Properly implemented, it can help increase manageability, availability, scalability and performance while reducing total cost of ownership (TCO). Server consolidation can eliminate extra, ILLUSTRATION BY STUART BRADFORD Higher TCO Five business problems solved by Power Systems server consolidation P disparate servers, excessive licensing and maintenance costs, and the headache of managing huge, inflexible physical server farms. But the primary reason consolidation projects get approved is cost. These days, all approved projects must offer significant ROI, and server consolidation can provide attractive ROI and TCO. FEBRUARY 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - February 2010

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - February 2010
Editor's Desk: A New Technology Party
Dashboard: Smarter Healthcare's The Cat's Meow
Trends: Active Energy Manager 4.2 Integrates IT and Infrastructure
Insider: Recent Survey Explores the State of Power Systems Resilience
Case Study: Bunzl Distribution USA Assembles Success with Power Systems and SAN
Cover Story: Power Your Planet with the Latest Technology and Four New Servers
Feature: Five Business Problems Solved By Power Systems Server Consolidation
Open Source: Lotus and Zend Boast Active Open-Source Communities
Next: How the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Uses Data-Center Heat to Cut Energy Costs
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IBM Perspective: Wisely Using Performance Benchmarks

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - February 2010