The emerging role of modern, high-scale consolidation platforms
As political, shareholder and public attention on sustainability has grown in recent years, many IT teams have already been pressed on what more they can do to support the organisation’s ESG strategy. Add a global energy crisis into the mix, along with ever-increasing demands on IT systems as a result of digital transformation, and the chances are that datacentre power-efficiency is now high on your agenda. If not, brace yourself, because it’s only a matter of time.
One option against this background is to continue on your existing trajectory using familiar tactics – replace old, power-hungry servers with more efficient modern equivalents, expand and ‘cloudify’ those x86 clusters so you can cohost less demanding workloads on general purpose resource pools, and/or shift applications into the public cloud. And modern software platforms increasingly allow you to do all of that, but you still need to manage the costs and risks that stem from the inevitable increase in complexity.
But what if you wanted to be more radical, to drive a step change in efficiency with a single platform-switch that could optimise critical as well as non-critical workloads with minimal risk and disruption? If you’re going to do this, it makes sense to focus on those Linux-based stacks that underpin so many of your database, application and other workloads. This is exactly where a modern, high-scale Linux consolidation platform can help.
Read on to learn more about the background to these platforms and their fascinating origin, and how they can potentially allow you to rethink your approach to dealing with at least one aspect of datacentre optimisation.
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