Consolidation as an industry trend
Welcome to chapter one! In this chapter you will be introduced to many of the concepts important in the context of database consolidation. Unlike the chapters that follow, this chapter will specifically focus on the theoretical foundations rather than technical implementation.
Let’s begin the discussion with an overview of consolidation, automation, and database standards as I see them. Consider Figure 1-1, which describes the roadmap ahead for a possible consolidation project. The figure depicts a situation where the current IT landscape has grown organically and become unstructured over time, which ...