Over the last few years I have had the opportunity to visit a number of large IT server pools (5000 or servers or more) and I was struck by how many different vendors' hardware was represented in each of those pools of servers, it is though the name of the vendor carried no weight in deciding whose hardware to buy. One IT organization had servers from five different vendors and a total of 115 different models. Is there anything about either virtualization or consolidation that will encourage IT management to commit to one vendor's hardware?
September 8, 2009 4:47 PM
September 30, 2009 4:15 PM