Having a uniform hardware infrastructure is a must for efficient cloud operations. Fixed configurations support the transition to an optimized whole from current sub-optimizations.
Most operators are concerned with optimizing their IT infrastructure for a high level of efficiency. Perhaps the most common problem scenario is the wasting of resources by over-provisioning. During peak hours, one workload may use less than half of the available compute, network, and storage. What does that mean for utilization during normal traffic hours?
For operators striving for a higher level of efficiency, a key tool is the virtual Performance-Optimized Datacenter (vPOD).