Data center consolidation is an attractive trend in many IT departments. However, it is important to ensure that the IT team monitors the data center for performance and availability:
Success cannot be defined simply by dollars saved and the number of data centers closed. While these metrics are important, organizations must also look at optimizing their data centers for performance and building a flexible foundation that can scale as future demands dictates.
Check out the full post, Data Center Consolidation: Lessons Learned Along the Way, from Computerworld.