Up to half of UK organisations could halve their IT operating costs by carrying out a simple server consolidation exercise, SCC has asserted.
After conducting an analysis of its customer base, the giant integrator has claimed that thousands of UK companies are missing out on cost savings by failing to implement proven consolidation strategies.
SCC’s analysis also found that return on investment could be achieved within eight months – backing up recent findings of vendor partner HP.
Rhys Sharp, chief technology officer at SCC, indicated that virtualisation will be a push area for the Birmingham-based firm.
“By fully understanding where under utilisation of the existing server estate may lie, IT directors can consolidate the oldest resource, which may be power and space hungry,” he said.
“We would then move others to a virtualised world, where under-utilised technology is maximised to its full potential. Consequently, we can decrease the management overhead of supporting a vast number of physical resources,” said Sharp.
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