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Optimise your hardware resources and reduce energy, maintenance and staff costs using the Bento Data Centre Consolidation Package Service
The use of modern technologies, virtualisation, Cloud migration, permanent reduction of resource consumption or of operational costs often help organisations achieve the desired IT efficiency, with less equipment in their own data centres. Excess equipment leads to considerable losses, and companies should not neglect the real impact of such losses. Consolidation of data centres is ideal for companies that either intend to combine several data centres into a single one, or that want to reduce the size of the current data centre. Here are the most important reasons for which consolidating data centres is beneficial:
Reducing operational costs
Consolidating data centres means a more reduced IT network and IT infrastructure – so fewer servers, routers and less equipment of your own. This process results in standardised operations, critical applications definition, energy consumption reduction, decrease of utility bills, and it opens up new opportunities for positioning as a green energy company. But the most important cost reduction is generated in the area of IT staff. With fewer activities and less equipment to manage, the IT staff will be able to focus on truly critical tasks, prioritising them and ensuring improved response time.
Increased control over IT infrastructure
Consolidating data centres provides the prerequisites for optimizing IT infrastructure through a centralized approach. With fewer monitoring channels, network architecture is clearer and easier to track, data volumes and transfers are better defined and more visible. Consolidation allows the implementation of advanced protocols and superior IT management strategies, that can maximize bandwidth usage and performance of the network without overstretching applications or other components of the IT infrastructure.
Increased security of your IT infrastructure
A data centre consolidation project sometimes involves full elimination of certain physical locations, or reducing the size and purpose of some data centres. With fewer resources to manage, the physical security of the infrastructure becomes much easier, more accessible and it requires fewer resources. A compact IT architecture involves fewer connections between locations and, implicitly, fewer connections to monitor.
Increased IT compliance with business-imposed standards
A data centre consolidation project increases compliance with standards imposed on two fronts. First of all, it promotes automation of processes and computer systems, which eliminates human interventions and significantly reduces response time, and isolates the procedures and activities that can be governed by the policies, rules, standards or performance indicators. Secondly, it facilitates the introduction of extensive audit capabilities that allow demonstration of operational compliance at a given point or for longer time periods.
Recovery in cases of force majeure
Data centre consolidation makes it less challenging to plan, implement and execute disaster recovery solutions, because all vital components are in one place, allowing easier replication or recovery.
Over 20 consolidated data centres and 2,000 containers created
With more than 20 consolidated data centres and over 2,000 containers created both in Bucharest and in the rest of the country, Bento has developed and perfected over the past 10 years a complete package of services for data centre consolidation. These services cover the design, implementation and monitoring of data centres in accordance with the general business strategy specific to each client. The Bento methodology ensures that the project is carried out in conditions of maximum safety, in compliance with the strictest standards of availability, scalability and security for the IT infrastructure.
Planning, management and implementation of the modernisation and consolidation solution
Our data centre consolidation service includes planning, management and implementation of the modernisation and consolidation solution, both in the case of configuration of a new data centre, reorganization of an existing one, as well as in the consolidation of several centres with various processes and technologies.