Benefits consolidating servers
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Once the work is completed, the workloads can be migrated back to the original hardware. But, like power consumption, it isn't just the servers that generate the heat, it's also the equipment supporting the servers that add to the heat generation. This was last published in October Related Resources. The high cost of labour, particularly performing mundane administrative and support tasks, is one of the key reasons why little of the IT budget is left for innovative projects that can help deliver competitive value. If it is equipment you already own, by repurposing the server you don't need to buy a new one thus saving you the expense of buying a new one and recycling the old one , plus you maximize the server's utilization.Of course there were several long-term payoffs: more efficient use of existing hardware, a more responsive Exchange Server setup and more granular management.It required a bit of settling in, but once admins understood why it was done, it made more sense.With the Exchange 2013 release, Microsoft consolidated its previous Exchange server role architecture from five roles down to two.While the re-architecture may seem drastic, it should prove a positive change for admins in the long run.