Nowadays, Companies perceive the IT infrastructure as a commodity not delivering any competitive advantage and usually, as the first candidate for budget squeezing and costs reductions. Server consolidation is a broad term which encompasses all the projects put in place in order to rationalize the IT infrastructure and reduce operating costs. This paper presents a design methodology and a software tool to support Server Consolidation projects. The aim is to identify a minimum cost solution which satisfies user requirements. The tool has been tested by considering four real test cases, taken from different geographical areas and encompassing multiple application types. Preliminary results from the empirical verification indicate that the tool identifies a realistic solution to be refined by technology experts, which reduces consolidation projects costs, time and efforts.

A Cost-oriented tool to support server consolidation / D. Ardagna, C. Francalanci, G. Bazzigaluppi, M. Gatti, F. Silveri, M. Trubian - In: ICEIS 2005, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Volume III - Information Systems Analysis and Specification / Chin-Sheng Chen, Joaquim Filipe,Isabel Seruca, Josè Cordeiro. - [s.l] : Chin-Sheng Chen, Joaquim Filipe,Isabel Seruca, Josè Cordeiro, 2005 May. - ISBN 972-8865-19-8. - pp. 323-330 (( Intervento presentato al 7th. convegno ICEIS 2005 tenutosi a Miami, Florida, USA nel 2005.

A Cost-oriented tool to support server consolidation

M. Trubian
2005

Abstract

Nowadays, Companies perceive the IT infrastructure as a commodity not delivering any competitive advantage and usually, as the first candidate for budget squeezing and costs reductions. Server consolidation is a broad term which encompasses all the projects put in place in order to rationalize the IT infrastructure and reduce operating costs. This paper presents a design methodology and a software tool to support Server Consolidation projects. The aim is to identify a minimum cost solution which satisfies user requirements. The tool has been tested by considering four real test cases, taken from different geographical areas and encompassing multiple application types. Preliminary results from the empirical verification indicate that the tool identifies a realistic solution to be refined by technology experts, which reduces consolidation projects costs, time and efforts.
Distributed systems; IT costs; Optimization; Server consolidation
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