SQL Server Consolidation Initiative Under Way at Microsoft

January 5, 2009

[From SQL Server Magazine]

Microsoft's IT function is currently consolidating its SQL Server environment of around 100,000 databases on 5,000 SQL Server instances to reduce operating and capital expenses as well as to reduce its environmental footprint. In following its practice of making various internal IT operations public for educational purposes, Microsoft has released some of the details about this SQL Server consolidation initiative, which is expected to reduce its annual SQL Server operating costs by $11 million per year and save more than 700 racks.

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