Server consolidation allows you to increase the capacity and performance of your servers to reduce the overall number of servers required in your solution.
This can be achieved with virtualisation, using Hyper-V or VMware to make the best use of your server hardware investments by consolidating multiple server roles as separate virtual machines (VMs). The VMs run on a single physical machine, allowing you to efficiently run both Windows and Linux operating systems on one single server.
VMware vSphere increases utilisation of existing hardware from 5-15% up to 80%, whilst reducing hardware requirements (consolidating servers) by a 10:1 ratio or better.(Source: VMware.com).
Alternative methods of server consolidation include Web Acceleration, which increases the capacity of your server by utilising a reverse proxy caching layer.
This process speeds up the delivery of content and images, resulting in a faster browsing experience and reduced load on the web servers. This in turn allows you to consolidate the work of many web servers into one web accelerator.
Our team of Enterprise hosting specialists are vastly experienced in methods of server consolidation and will advise you on how to achieve more from your servers.
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