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When it comes to managing your server right, choose Dell Server Consolidation Solutions. This system will help reduce overall costs. Go to Dell.com to learn more.

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Dell’s comprehensive approach to server consolidation helps you accelerate productivity by delivering customised systems, software and services that ease management and can help result in lower total cost of ownership. Dell’s consolidation experts will help you:

  • Simplify operations
  • Improve utilisation
  • Plan for cost effective scaling
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Tailored Services to Meet Your Consolidation Needs

The Right Approach To Server Consolidation

When it comes to managing your server environment, Dell’s expertise goes into every phase of the consolidation process, helping to reduce the complexity of server consolidation while helping to maximise your server and IT dollars.

Dell Server Consolidation At-A-Glance
  • Logical consolidation—Helps simplify operations by implementing common processes and standard systems management procedures
  • Physical consolidation—Co-locates systems to help reduce the number of sites/data centres
  • Application consolidation—Combines mixed workloads onto a single system

Assessment

Assessments are designed to help you make informed decisions to maximise the benefits of consolidation in your unique environment. At the conclusion of the assessment phase, Dell experts will have identified the full scope of solution options and will provide recommendations for maximising value.

Key activities during the assessment include:
  • Baseline mapping of your current environment -- including server hardware, installed software, WAN/LAN and domain topology and security
  • Capacity requirement generation for 12, 24 and 36 months are determined based on growth projections
  • Migration strategy developed for required server-based applications and other end-user application data

Design

Design services lay the path for success by providing a comprehensive and detailed architecture and implementation plan – based on our experienced-driven best practices. At the conclusion of the design engagement you will have a comprehensive understanding of how the consolidation can be implemented successfully in your environment with minimal end-user disruption.

Implementation

Dell experts can implement your complete consolidated infrastructure – hardware and software – so that you can you quickly capture the full value of the solution.

Implementation services include:
  • Validation of sizing and performance assumptions
  • Documentation and confirmation of your plan through pilots and proof-of-concept
  • Empowerment of your IT team to efficiently administer your new environment as Dell’s experts transfer knowledge

Support

Take advantage of Dell’s Enterprise Support Services to support your new solution. Dell provides a modular suite of robust offerings, covering system support and maintenance. At the core of this suite are four bundles combining alternative levels of technical phone support, on-site services*, and account management features designed to address increasing levels of system uptime.
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Tailored Services to Fit Your Consolidation Needs


Infrastructure Consolidation Readiness Assessment —Before you begin a server consolidation, Dell assesses your organisation's current infrastructure to identify potential risks of consolidating hardware along with the potential Return on Investment (ROI). This assessment can also identify ways of best streamlining your environment to help reduce costs, and improve performance, scalability and availability.

Deliverables:
  • Mapping of the current inventory and configuration of your environment
  • Detailed report of operational and technical risks associated with your current infrastructure
  • Return on Investment analysis
  • Risk mitigation with Dell’s proven methodology, expertise and experience

Consolidation Planning and Validation —After we have recommended a course of action, Dell Services, using well-defined and field-tested processes and best practices, can simplify enterprise management, help boost productivity and enhance data integrity by developing a detailed deployment plan for your server consolidation, as well as a validated and refined solution design.

Our planning and validation services, which can be provided following the completion of an Infrastructure Migration or Consolidation Readiness Assessment and Architecture, focus on:
  • Detailed report of operational and technical risks associated with your current infrastructure
  • Establishing a consolidation strategy
  • Lab build-out for all testing
  • Representation of your current and future messaging or other application solutions
  • Promoting rigid change control standards
  • Validating sizing and performance assumptions
  • Integrating your consolidation plans with support teams

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