Consolidating databases has significant storage benefits, therefore everyone should be doing it


Welcome to the latest Register Debate in which writers discuss technology topics, and you – the reader – choose the winning argument.

The format is simple: a motion is proposed, for and against arguments are published over the course of a week, during which you can cast your vote here, choosing whether you're in favor or against the motion. The final totals will be announced on Friday. It's up to our writers to convince you to vote for their side.

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This motion tackle database and storage consolidation. Proponents claim storage consolidation means less storage, which means lower costs. Naysayers argue storage consolidation may actually increase costs and can be hugely complex. Where is the benefit? Read, decide, vote, and comment!

This is the debate process

Phase One Phase Two Result
Phase 1

Read Monday's opening arguments

Phase 2

Read Wednesday's closing arguments


Poll closes Friday, results announced