Data Center Consolidation: A Step towards Infrastructure Clouds

  • Markus Winter
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5931)


Application service providers face enormous challenges and rising costs in managing and operating a growing number of heterogeneous system and computing landscapes. Limitations of traditional computing environments force IT decision-makers to reorganize computing resources within the data center, as continuous growth leads to an inefficient utilization of the underlying hardware infrastructure. This paper discusses a way for infrastructure providers to improve data center operations based on the findings of a case study on resource utilization of very large business applications and presents an outlook beyond server consolidation endeavors, transforming corporate data centers into compute clouds.


data center consolidation virtualization very large business applications VLBA virtual computing adaptive computing grid computing IaaS SaaS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Winter
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  1. 1.Department of Technical and Business Information Systems, VLBA LabOtto-von-Guericke-University MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.Hosting Infrastructure ManagementSAP AGSt. Leon-RotGermany

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