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Server and/or data consolidation suggestions needed.

LTG
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Last Modified: 2013-11-14
I am bidding a project to support a company with a server farm of ~12 WIndows 2003 servers with raid 5 arrays varying from 2 - 12 TB of storage each. They do a huge amountof scanning, converting, and indexing images.  I am looking for suggestions on reconfiguring the network to be more efficient. Thoughts on virtualizing some servers, i-scsi or other network storage solutions, would be helpful. At this stage I know very little more about the useage of the servers than the above, so this is preliminary research. Just links to good sources of information would be helpful.
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Sorry, forgot to include some links for you:

Server Consolidation:  http://vmware.com/solutions/wp/server_consolidation.html
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery:  http://vmware.com/solutions/business-continuity-whitepapers.html
Building A Virtualized Enterprise (link direct to PDF):  http://www.vmware.com/files/elqNow/elqRedir.htm?ref=http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmware_infrastructure_wp.pdf
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Thanks! This is the type of help I was looking for.

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No problem.  I've just finished a VMWare Infrastructure 2 to Infrastructure 3 rollout/migration so if there's anything else, let me know.
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