Most IT organizations have constrained budgets and overburdened staffs. Yet they still must deliver an expanding base of applications and seemingly higher degrees of service-level agreements (SLAs). They must seek efficiencies in their operations and shift to a more agile infrastructure that's flexible enough to adapt to future changes in the business. The operational costs of managing an x86 base are taxing IT budgets, making it difficult to fund and staff new initiatives. The integrated nature of the blade platform delivers critically needed efficiencies in system management, monitoring, and provisioning.
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