A COST-ORIENTED TOOL TO SUPPORT SERVER CONSOLIDATION

Danilo Ardagna, Chiara Francalanci, Gianfranco Bazzigaluppi, Mauro Gatti, Francesco Silveri, Marco Trubian

Abstract

Nowadays, Companies perceive the IT infrastructure as a commodity not delivering any competitive advantage and usually, as the first candidate for budget squeezing and costs reductions.Server consolidation is a broad term which encompasses all the projects put in place in order to rationalize the IT infrastructure and reduce operating costs. This paper presents a design methodology and a software tool to support Server Consolidation projects. The aim is to identify a minimum cost solution which satisfies user requirements. The tool has been tested by considering four real test cases, taken from different geographical areas and encompassing multiple application types. Preliminary results from the empirical verification indicate that the tool identifies a realistic solution to be refined by technology experts, which reduces consolidation projects costs, time and efforts.

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Ardagna D., Francalanci C., Bazzigaluppi G., Gatti M., Silveri F. and Trubian M. (2005). A COST-ORIENTED TOOL TO SUPPORT SERVER CONSOLIDATION . In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 972-8865-19-8, pages 323-330. DOI: 10.5220/0002556303230330


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis05,
author={Danilo Ardagna and Chiara Francalanci and Gianfranco Bazzigaluppi and Mauro Gatti and Francesco Silveri and Marco Trubian},
title={A COST-ORIENTED TOOL TO SUPPORT SERVER CONSOLIDATION},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2005},
pages={323-330},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002556303230330},
isbn={972-8865-19-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - A COST-ORIENTED TOOL TO SUPPORT SERVER CONSOLIDATION
SN - 972-8865-19-8
AU - Ardagna D.
AU - Francalanci C.
AU - Bazzigaluppi G.
AU - Gatti M.
AU - Silveri F.
AU - Trubian M.
PY - 2005
SP - 323
EP - 330
DO - 10.5220/0002556303230330