Database: 8 Database Consolidation Strategy Tips for DBAs
Database sprawl costs money and not just in software licenses. It costs money in maintenance and hardware, and also hits businesses indirectly by impacting the performance of other applications. Through database consolidation, enterprises can cut the number of physical database servers they have to administer and reduce demand for servers and storage. Consolidation can also offer increased operational efficiency. With the case for consolidation this strong, the next step for enterprises is deciding how best to go about it. eWEEK has assembled a list of tips for your organization before you embark on a consolidation project.