A data centre is the heart of any organization. The sum of numerous parts, including firewalls, routers, switches, servers, storage, and backup; these components work in synch to process and store business critical information. However, over time those technologies evolve, and must be updated to ensure information continues to be stored as safely and efficiently as possible.
The decision to refine a data center is significant, and can be complex. However, if done correctly, data center rationalization can ensure that a business is able to meet its current and future IT needs. Benefits include reduced maintenance requirements, lower costs and increased security. In addition, it offers an organization the ability to reduce its carbon footprint, bring shared resources under central control, and reclaim lost capacity.