In these times of economic stagnation, IT leaders’ attention turns to cost savings. Indeed in times like these, the CFO is likely exerting strong authority and demanding budget concessions from departments across the enterprise.
Many companies are aggressively consolidating data centers as one way to address this demand. There are a number of significant cost savings opportunities with data center consolidation, in spite of the complexity involved in successfully executing a consolidation plan. Many of those, in turn, come from savings due to increased efficiencies of operation as compared to the pre-consolidated state of affairs. In particular, we’re talking about efficiencies from removing redundancy of maintenance costs, and centralized control of operational and support expenses.