Server Consolidation of the US Army’s Contract Writing System
United States Army
One of the best opportunities to achieve significant improvements in savings
and service levels is server consolidation. Server consolidation refers to a
reduction in the number of servers providing a given service or application to
This white paper examines a number of methods and benefits that could be
implemented in order to reduce expenses associated with the current deployment
of the United States Army’s Contract Writing System.
Concepts of Server Consolidation
After years of heavy investments in information technology, organizations are
under increasing pressure to expand services and operate IT programs more
efficiently. One of the best opportunities to achieve significant improvements
in savings and service levels is server consolidation. Server consolidation
refers to a reduction in the number of servers providing a given service or
application to an organization. It can be implemented in different forms,
depending on technology platforms, business rules, and budget. A successful
server consolidation effort can provide significant benefits both in the direct
costs to operate the program, as well as significant indirect benefits such as
freeing up scarce IT resources, increasing satisfaction and productivity of
end-users, and raising enterprise insight into collective data. Server
consolidation is a means to simplify the system architecture and management,
and enable or enhance such important system capabilities as scalability,
security, disaster recovery, and more.
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