Consolidate to reduce TCO, complexity
CIOs have the responsibility to help introduce IT-supported
business services, and at the same time, are under pressure to cut IT infrastructure
costs. In such a situation the CIO is caught between the need to build versus
the need to cut spending. IT managers also need a strategy to reduce costs,
optimize resources, and maintain flexibility to adapt to changing business needs.
K.P. Unnikrishnan, Country Head - Marketing, Sun Microsystems
India Private Limited, feels the best approach is to consolidate the IT infrastructure.
Consolidation helps make more efficient use of resources, increasing system
utilization, thus lowering TCO and improving profitability, he said.
Several factors contribute to the need to consolidate IT
infrastructure. They are tight budgets, under-utilized assets, server and storage
sprawl, growing complexity, unpredictable data growth, and insufficient availability
Increased service levels consolidation can help provide
higher service levels to customers. Consolidated servers and storage can
be configured more reliably. System resources can be dynamically reallocated
between applications on-the-fly. And services can scale seamlessly to meet customers'
growing demand, explained Unnikrishnan.
Sun offers an infrastructure solution for enterprise consolidation.
According to Sun, this solution offers a proven methodology as well as products,
technologies, and services to help customers consolidate to a common architecture
of fewer, more powerful, and better-utilized systems. Sun says the solution
can create an environment that is less costly, less complex, and easier to manage.