In a corporate datacenter, Operating System instances tend to span across the entire infrastructure without a proper control. This is an ineffective strategy, as it restrain the company from taking both the financial and the technological advantages of Operating Systems consolidation.
Eco4Cloud offers a software architecture that improves Virtual Machines density and resource consumption.
In particular, the Workload Consolidation module optimizes VMs placement, in order to maximize their performances, while reducing hardware and OS licenses needs. Workload Consolidation computes a placement that aims at consolidating VMs running the same OS onto the same physical machines. This lead to both financial and technological advantages: remarkable spending decrease due to OSes licenses, and memory sharing among VMs, through VMware Transparent Page Sharing.
This can be a relevant save for a big corporate: with Eco4Cloud you can safely consolidate workload on the ideal number of physical hosts, increasing performance and provisioning only the number of physical servers and cores that applications need. Eco4Cloud helps corporates increasing VMs density by 50%, and consolidating VMs running the same OS over the same subset of physical machines, optimizing OSes cost.
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In this White Paper, we demonstrated the benefits of a consolidation of virtual machines with identical Operating Systems over the same physical hosts. The benefits are both financial and technological. The financial benefits consist of a lower license spending for Operating Systems, and increased control over spending. The main technological benefit is an increased memory sharing among Virtual Machines, which is useful to increase the VM density per physical host.