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Server consolidation -- implemented as operating system virtualization -- and storage consolidation -- implemented as shared storage -- put the same number of databases on fewer physical servers and storage systems.
Database consolidation actually reduces the number of databases.
I saw it in my time at Oracle, where we had an increasing number of customers come and talk to us about the pressures of running thousands of independent databases, all on their own servers, all taking up vast amounts of data centre real estate and acting like a dead weight around the neck of their IT organisations.
Of course, just rounding up all of your databases and sticking them on some big iron isn’t really going to bring you many benefits.
The real benefits of a consolidation exercise come when you use it as a way of repositioning your databases as service offerings.