What can be done to halt the rise in cost and complexity in the datacentre?

Saving money on IT spend – it’s always on the agenda.  Every week dozens of emails flood inboxes around the world promising to help companies save money on their IT spend.  Which ones will work?  What’s the best way to save money? 

In a large datacentre the cost and complexity of managing real and even virtual servers can be a drain on budgets.   Organisations running hundreds of distributed servers all running at an average of 10-30% utilisation can find their hardware and software costs running out of control, not to mention the staff, power and cooling and general maintenance required to keep these servers running. 

IBM introduced the Enterprise Linux Server to specifically address these problems.  A single Enterprise Linux Server from IBM can greatly simplify the server, network and software infrastructure, as well as the operational tasks needed to run a large number of physical Linux servers.  

The Enterprise Linux Server is able to run hundreds of Linux images in a single, space-saving and highly energy-efficient footprint and can help to lower the overall acquisition costs by up to 60%, reduce energy costs by up to 80% and can help to reduce software costs by up to 90% compared to x86 alternatives.* 

Perhaps it’s time to keep a watch for information on Enterprise Linux Server dropping into your inbox – this could be the cost reduction solution you have been waiting for afterall! 

*Source IBM

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