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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
lt;p>The now clichE[umlaut] server sprawl that resulted from the ability to create systems at the push of a button is accompanied by a bevy of challenges that includes but is not limited to: stranding a lot of storage as resources are dedicated to virtual machines; difficulties getting a real inventory of VMs and managing them through their life cycle; which raises thorny security and compliance questions; and makes it hard to back up the resources and accompanying data; and has implications for software licensing (do you know enough about what you have running where to pass a surprise audit right now?
BMC Capacity Management ensures service capacity and performance meet business demand while minimizing the risk of downtime, unnecessary server sprawl and missed service levels.
At Issue: Server sprawl can drive up energy costs and fuel demand for more physical space.
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.
With the introduction of the PolyServe Database Utility(TM) for SQL Server, PolyServe renders obsolete the rampant proliferation of SQL Server databases and empowers the enterprise to substantially reduce costs of SQL Server deployments and eliminate the low server-utilization rates, sub-optimal availability and excessive management requirements created by "SQL Server sprawl.
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.
These servers are quickly overrun by data which triggers the purchase of more servers, creating un-sustainable server sprawl," McCredie explained.
Previously, more focus had been given to finding solutions to the expensive power and cooling costs for data centres or how to support the infrastructure installed on the ground and how the level of utilisation of the servers can drive server sprawl and extremely high software costs.