If your business requires high-performance computing and you’re still running legacy systems that use long-outdated processors, you are slowly but surely falling further behind the technology curve. Older servers take up more space and have to work harder to accommodate the workload that newer, more efficient servers support and run with ease.
You can always tighten the belt and extend the service life of some business assets, but stretching the life cycle of your IT infrastructure isn’t really a good idea. In fact, your patchwork system may be hitting you harder than you realize both in maintenance and inefficiency costs, as well as where it counts most: productivity and business advancement.
As always, the trend in IT is toward optimization and efficiency. Current optimized systems running Intel® Xeon® Scalable and IBM POWER9 processors are highly scalable, allowing you to add cores as needed without overprovisioning. They do so with footprints that are consistently getting smaller, providing the performance of several servers that are only one or two generations old inside fewer rack units. These slimmer, more efficient systems are also equipped to handle the latest virtualization technologies and powerful software processing capabilities.
Benefits of Server System Optimization
Whether the infrastructure that benefits you most is on-premises, in the cloud or a hybrid, some of the benefits you’ll realize with system optimization include:
- Time and resource savings: System optimization frees up your IT staff from tending to low-performing workloads, allowing you to reallocate them to other tasks where they can add more value.
- Data center resource savings: System optimization allows you to consolidate your infrastructure to a smaller footprint that requires less power and cooling than bulky, overprovisioned legacy systems.
- Increased productivity and efficiency: High-performance on-prem, cloud and hybrid systems empower you to run software more efficiently so you can accomplish tasks and processes faster, with higher accuracy, lower fail rates, and better effectiveness for significantly improved business agility.
- An overall three-year ROI with improved TCO: An investment in highly optimized systems can pay for itself in as little as three years.
Still not convinced that optimization and consolidation are in your company’s best interests? A Sirius Systems Cost Optimization evaluation can help you figure out what’s best for advancement in your market, and your bottom line. To learn more about how to approach system cost optimization, read our Systems Cost Optimization 101 breakdown.