Our Asset Management expertise can lead you to an accurate and up-to-date view of the technology assets deployed across your organization. Understanding the current environment and all the “moving parts” within it allows you to create a customized road map for consolidating and optimizing your infrastructure. The end result of this process will be a more secure, less costly, and more efficient computing environment.
A successful asset management project will contain steps similar to the below:
Gather detailed information about your servers, applications, and infrastructure in order to evaluate their suitability to run the business. Use a blend of automated and manual activities to ensure you uncover everything within the environment. Intelligent documentation can be used to create an interactive asset list that can be used as the starting point for a configuration management database (CMDB).
2. Utilization Profiles
Beyond the physical and logical detail of your assets is a performance-based profile illustrating the utilization and efficiency of each system. Average industry statistics show that about 80% of all servers are only 10% utilized, which means that most companies already own far more equipment than they need to perform the current workload. You should collect and illustrate performance data to clearly show idle, busy, and peak operating hours, days, and months for each server.
3. Data Flow Diagrams
Your environment is a complex web of interdependencies and relationships that continuously changes and complicates your ability to stay on top of each resource you manage. A complete asset discovery will include a mapping of how your systems and applications relate to one another across and within your network.
There are several industry-leading technologies that allow you to quickly and safely consolidate your physical systems, applications, and storage. Virtualization and imaging technology maturation has opened up a world of new options to suit just about every possible need for reducing the number of components you consume and pay for.