sponsored by Dell and Microsoft SQL
Posted:  12 Jul 2010
Published:  23 Apr 2010
Format:  PDF
Length:  16  Page(s)
Type:  White Paper
Language:  English

Businesses of all sizes often face challenges with legacy hardware and software that are outdated. Deploying and maintaining multiple individual applications in a dispersed legacy environment increases IT staffing overhead as the number of servers for both collection and data storage grows. To overcome these issues, server manufacturers have created larger and larger servers capable of handling the workload of multiple smaller servers. Consolidation is the grouping of multiple applications or databases onto fewer servers. This practice allows replacement of larger servers for multiple smaller servers, which helps data centers reduce the number of servers they support. In addition, consolidation provides for better utilization due to advances in hardware and software technologies. The key enablers that favor server consolidation are the hardware processor, memory and disk space.

This white paper showcases how organizations can benefit significantly by moving from legacy 2-socket servers (Dellâ„¢ PowerEdgeâ„¢ 2850 2-socket server) to new Dell PowerEdge 11th generation 4/2-socket servers (Dell PowerEdge R810 4/2-socket server) and the performance gains achieved. This document provides a consolidation factor, as measured by the CPU processing power of the new Dell 11G server and its ability to handle multiple copies of basic building blocks running concurrently while delivering at least the same performance as the legacy server for each workload.

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