Consolidation Planning for the Cloud
Anew era has dawned in computing. It is the age of self-service, when office workers can create and configure their own accounts on the Internet, enter their own service requests, and perform other computer-related activities that were once the domain of back-end specialized staff.
Similarly, project managers and development staff have also wanted self-service capabilities for provisioning servers, databases, and applications. Traditionally, this work was done by the System Administrators and the Database Administrators (DBAs)—every new server that was required by a project or a customer was provisioned ...