Dell’s comprehensive approach to server consolidation helps you accelerate productivity by delivering customised systems, software and services that ease management and can result in lower total cost of ownership. Dell’s consolidation experts will help you:
- Simplify operations
- Improve utilisation
- Plan for cost effective scaling
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Tailored Services to Meet Your Consolidation Needs
The Right Approach To Server Consolidation
When it comes to managing your server environment, Dell’s expertise goes into every phase of the consolidation process, helping to reduce the complexity of server consolidation while helping to maximise your server utilisation.Dell Server Consolidation At-A-Glance
- Logical consolidation—Helps simplify operations by implementing common processes and standard systems management procedures
- Physical consolidation—Co-locates systems to help reduce the number of sites/data centers
- Application consolidation—Combines mixed workloads onto a single system
Assessments are designed to help you make informed decisions to maximise the benefits
of consolidation in your environment. At the conclusion of the assessment phase, Dell
experts will have identified the full scope of solution options and will provide
recommendations for maximising value. An assessment usually includes baseline mapping of the current environment,
capacity requirements based on growth projections as well as a migration strategy for server-based
applications and other end-user application data.
Design services lay the path for success by providing a comprehensive and detailed architecture with
implementation plan – based on our experienced-driven best practice. At the conclusion of the design engagement you will have a comprehensive understanding of how the consolidation can be implemented successfully in your environment with minimal end-user disruption.
Dell experts can implement your complete consolidated infrastructure – hardware and software – so
that you can capture the full value of the solution. Implementation includes validation of
sizing with performance assumptions, documentation and confirmation of the plan through a
pilot and proof of concept. Dell can also ensure that your IT team is trained to efficiently
manage the new environment.
Take advantage of Dell’s Enterprise Support Services to support your new solution. Dell provides a suite of robust offerings, covering system support and maintenance.
For details go to Enterprise Support Services.
Tailored Services to Fit Your Consolidation Needs
Infrastructure Consolidation Readiness —Before you begin server consolidation, Dell can assesses your organisation's current infrastructure to identify potential risks of consolidating hardware along with the potential Return on Investment (ROI). This assessment can also identify ways of best streamlining your environment to help reduce costs and improve performance, scalability and availability.
Consolidation Planning and Validation —After we have recommended a course of action, Dell Services, using well-defined
and field-tested processes and best practice, can simplify enterprise management,
help boost productivity and enhance data integrity by developing a detailed deployment
plan for server consolidation, as well as a validated solution. Our planning and
validation service can be provided following the completion of an
Infrastructure Migration or Consolidation Readiness and Architecture.