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server sprawl

An ever-growing number of servers in a datacenter without a coordinated plan. Server sprawl implies underutilized computer systems, the solution to which may be to turn them into virtualized servers. See server virtualization and virtualization sprawl.
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Addressing the impacts of virtual server sprawl comes down to, in
* At Issue: Server sprawl can drive up energy costs and fuel demand for more physical space.
Via its stateless and cloud-based V-Agent virtual appliance, Catbird provides a full complement of visibility and protection for the hypervisor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypervisor) and VMs, including virtual network segmentation, server sprawl management and intrusion prevention.
HCT chose Dell because of our unique ability to deliver the computer performance they need while lowering their overall power consumption and reducing data center complexity and server sprawl,C[yen] he added.
VMware has brought virtualization to the forefront, offering resource and memory management features that can eliminate server sprawl and reduce power consumption by converting physical machines into virtual machines.
"SQL Server sprawl has become a significant problem with a tremendous cost to companies.
But the fact remains that 92% of the servers shipped in the third quarter, according to Gartner were X86-based machines, and the fact that shipments grew by 21% is largely attributable to companies picking server sprawl over efficiency.
But some customers also want such a large machine to scale out horizontally with virtualization technologies like logical partitions so they can consolidate their physical server sprawl of hundreds of machines down to a virtual server sprawl inside one actual machine (or at least fewer machines).
To approach the new performance threshold established by Sun, several of these Linux and NT systems would have to be clustered together, leading to server sprawl scenarios, high maintenance costs and system management complexities.
India, April 22 -- Vcare India Call Centre had a huge server sprawl with various life cycle stages and desktop converted servers which were not reliable.