Server Consolidation

Server proliferation throughout datacenters is the cause for rising concern among CIOs and CTOs. In addition to the pain of managing more servers, it essentially also means added energy costs as well as added prime real estate costs. Worldwide estimates state that the total cost of ownership of one server actually grows three to five times over a span of three years. Server consolidation is a permanent solution for delivering better resource management, reducing number of servers, reducing energy bills for power and cooling, reducing maintenance costs, increasing availability, elimination of planned downtimes, mitigating risks related to unplanned downtimes and security hazards, reducing space requirements all ultimately resulting in lower costs and increased benefits. 

At SKY 7 International, we deliver a wide array of server consolidation solutions based on 

  • Virtualization Solutions from VMWare, Sun, RedHat, Microsoft and Citrix
  • Blade infrastructure from HP and Sun
  • Enterprise class vertically scalable servers from HP and Sun 

A comprehensive server consolidation solution from SKY 7 encompasses existing infrastructure analysis, load patterns and projections, sizing the hardware and the network, designing the entire solution, component selection, supply of the components, project implementation and post implementation SLA based support. 

Case Study :
A leading non banking financial institution required to deploy a myriad of new applications on different technologies. The traditional approach of dedicated hardware for each application made it extremely difficult in terms of financing, application rollout time and provided stiff feasibility challenges every time. We went to the core of the customer’s datacenter, studied the applications and nature of their workload. We conducted an extensive capacity planning exercise using industry standard tools and topping it with our own real life experience to design a comprehensive solution for them. Using HP C Class Blade systems and VMWare ESX enterprise server we over achieved the target set by the IT and finance teams by 

  • Bringing down the number of servers to less than half.
  • Implementing high availability for all applications
  • Reducing energy consumption by 60%
  • Reducing datacenter bills to a mere 35% of the earlier costs incurred
  • Instant resource provisioning for newer applications
  • Introducing unmatched flexibility for adapting to special application requirements