In a study commissioned by Microsoft the market research firm has found Harris Interactive in a survey of 281 IT professionals and decision makers in Germany, which demands a modernization are made on the IT infrastructure. This is a simpler management and support, reduce operating costs, reliability and fault tolerance are in addition to the already mentioned efficient exploitation of the available system resources. In doing so, put the respondents mainly on server consolidation and virtualization. 80 percent want efficiency in this particular business. As an example of modular server Intel, a complete server solution in a simple box, can be exemplary show on how these goals can be achieved.
Only buying what you really need for a centralized modular server system speaks on the one hand, the efficient utilization of existing hardware resources, as well as a scalable growth, on the other hand, the simple administration. A modular server with integrated storage area network (SAN) is that’s why straight also for smaller and medium-sized businesses through its relatively cheap cost and performance ratio. The capabilities of the Intel modular server can be adapted the demand on the fly. Ensuring a scalable growth with up to 6 compute Modulen and 14 x 2.5 “SAS hot-swap HDDs for the integrated storage solution. Also a storage extension is possible via external enclosure. This means that the customer must really only to buy what he needs and when he needs it.
Low entry prices and a consolidation concept with a quick return on investment to ensure that is the purchase of a modular server for smaller companies quickly paid makes. From any computer, anywhere another big advantage: the Central Server system can be monitored through its Web-based management console to a heterogeneous server environment from any PC, anywhere over long distances and administered. This is especially for medium-sized and small enterprises attractive, employ their server management outsourcing or no administrator in the own House.