*Reduce your IT total cost of ownership *Increase application service levels and infrastructure manageability *Deploy more flexible and efficient IT architectures This book presents the case and methodology for optimizing your computinginfrastructure through proven consolidation techniques. It steps you throughthe consolidation process from the initial business justification, through projectplanning, architecture, deployment, and management. It provides real-worldrecommendations for consolidating your infrastructure, as well as avoidingnumerous pitfalls along the way. The Official Sun Microsystems Resource Series
(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary.) Acknowledgements. Preface. Sun BluePrints Program. Who Should Use This Book. Before You Read This Book. How This Book Is Organized. Ordering Sun Documents. Accessing Sun Documentation Online xx 1. Evolution of the Data Center . Consolidation Defined. History of the Data Center. Complexity in the Data Center. 2. Business Aspects of Consolidation. Establishing a Business Justification for Consolidation. Estimating the Cost of Complexity. Understanding Total Cost of Ownership. Avoiding Common Pitfalls and Failures. 3. Types of Consolidation. Consolidating Servers. Consolidating Applications. Consolidating Storage. Consolidating Shared Services. Consolidating Networks. Consolidating Data Centers. Consolidating People Resources and Processes. 4. Consolidation Methodology. Following a Consolidation Methodology. Designing an Architecture for a Consolidated Environment. Implementing the Consolidation. Managing the Consolidated Environment. Completing Project Phases. 5. Performing a Consolidation Feasibility Study. Defining Business Objectives. Defining Success Criteria. Defining Project Scope. Identifying the Inventory. Simulating Total Cost of Ownership Savings. Establishing a Proof of Concept. 6. Planning a Consolidation Project. Creating a Project Plan. Identifying Resource Profiles. Organizing Your Project. 7. Assessing Technical Feasibility. Preparing for the Assessment. Profiling Applications. Assessing Platforms. Assessing Storage. Assessing Networking Requirements. Assessing Security. Assessing Infrastructure and Operations. Revaluating Total Cost of Ownership. Assessing Risk. 8. Designing a Consolidated Architecture. Creating an Architecture. Prototyping the Initial Solution. Building the Prototype. Testing the Prototype. Revising the Solution. Documenting the Solution. 9. Implementing a Consolidated Solution. Preparing for the Consolidation. Implementing the Consolidation. 10. Managing a Consolidated Environment. Managing Availability. Management Frameworks. A. Sample Feasibility Study. Introduction. Management Summary. Business Objectives. Criteria for Success. TCO Assessment Details. Conclusions. B. Sample Application Profile. Revision Information. Application. Production Environment. Performance Requirements. Glossary. Index.