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What are your server consolidation policies?

Learn why you should ask your clients about their server consolidation policy before embarking on a blade server virtualization project.

Q: What are your server consolidation policies?

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Martin MacLeod is an IT consultant based in London with several years' experience deploying and supporting blade servers in volume. He also blogs at, where he tracks news on blade servers, grids and virtualization. Listen to the rest of Martin's answers on blade server virtualization by downloading our blade server virtualization podcast.

It's important to see what the customer thinks is the industry standard for server consolidation, what they perceive as a mean value, looking at the applications and the infrastructure that you're trying to virtualize. You'll find that that ranges from four to 10 [servers] depending on the number of CPUs, the memory and the storage available.

This was last published in February 2008

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