Balancing Performance and Cost in a Hybrid Server Environment

While some claim that one server OS should solve all of an enterprise’s competing needs, a look inside any data center shows us that reality is very different. Nearly all businesses – by choice or necessity – support multiple platforms. Many servers run applications that are tied to a specific OS, and others may simply not justify an upgrade or replacement. Coexistence is the status quo.

Still, the majority of workloads are transportable, and building the right OS strategy can be the cornerstone of an effort to increase operational efficiency and reduce costs. Rebalancing servers without disrupting existing processes requires planning, experimentation, and a precise understanding of goals and resources, but if managed properly, it can provide dramatic reductions in TCO and free technical and financial resources for other projects.

Join Gigaom Research and our sponsor Red Hat for “Balancing Performance and Cost in a Hybrid Server Environment,” a free analyst roundtable webinar that will help businesses define and implement an appropriate server strategy and manage the complexities along the way. This live webinar will be hosted Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. PT.

Key topics of discussion

  • What are the key technological and management challenges driving costs in the data center?

  • What types of applications and workloads are best and worst candidates for server migration?

  • How should businesses evaluate the TCO of various platforms for different jobs?

  • How can businesses choose the appropriate platform for new deployments?

  • How should IT integrate short-term consolidation with a long-term migration plan?

  • What are the staffing and training concerns of large-scale server migrations?

Who should attend

  • CIOs and CTOs

  • IT Decision-Makers

  • Application Developers and Architects

  • DatabaseAdministrators

  • System Administrators