PureSCM is an Enterprise VMware Partner that has delivered full lifecycle Virtual Infrastructure implementations to enterprise clients around the world. We can help guide you through the process of virtualization, whatever your expected course of action is, and no matter how big or small your company’s IT infrastructure is.
How do you justify the costs and efforts needed to virtualize your infrastructure to management? Where do you start? How do you plan for such activity and what will the finished project look like?
PureSCM can utilize VMware Capacity Planner to develop a custom solution for your Virtual Infrastructure whether you plan to upgrade your current Virtual Infrastructure or plan to implement your new Virtual Infrastructure solution. Our Capacity Analysis Solution will:
VMware Capacity Planner is a consolidation assessment and decision support tool used by organizations to build the best possible infrastructure virtualization plan to contain server sprawl and reduce power and cooling costs. VMware Capacity Planner automates the data collection and analysis of server resources and their performance and utilization profiles, so that you can justify your virtualization projects and drive your business.
For many technology purchases, hardware and software costs are the easiest part of an investment to quantify. However, studies find that hardware and software costs are only one part of the costs associated with technology purchases. TCO analyses take a larger holistic view of all soft and hard costs that go into a purchase including the costs of supporting and maintaining the purchase over time. Organizations that take this broader view of their technology purchases benefit by understanding the more complete picture as well as uncovering other areas where new efficiencies or improvements can be made.
This paper describes commonly used TCO models and looks at several case studies that apply TCO models to virtualization projects. VMware customers across the board have experienced significant TCO savings as a result of their VMware virtualization investments. The customers profiled in this paper offer just a few examples of how virtualization software can reduce the costs of operating a server environment.
The customers profiled in this study reduced their server TCO by 74% on average and realized an ROI of over 300% within the first six months of deploying VMware virtualization software. Although the sample size in this study is too small to make significant generalizations of TCO savings by industry or across types of businesses, the findings from the three customers studied in this paper are consistent with VMware experiences with other customers.
The customers examined in this paper all experienced substantial server consolidation—each started with over 50 machines and ended up with fewer than 10 servers following their virtualization deployment. But that’s not all: customers found that they reduced data center costs and avoided costly investments in data center expansions. The savings they realized in operational costs continue even after the completion of the virtualization project. The three customers profiled in this paper achieved on average 67% TCO reductions in IT operations costs after virtualization.
Virtualization also provided these customers additional benefits that were not quantified in their TCO analyses. These benefits included:
Your company can benefit significantly from Virtualization using proven VMware Virtual Infrastructure and processes. Click on the link below to download the whitepaper including case studies, or contact us for more information.
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The Health Check Workshop gives an existing VMware Infrastructure customer a technical review and audit check to ensure that all virtual infrastructure components are being optimally used per best practices. This workshop is partly a knowledge transfer training session—as two days are spent with up to five participants in reviewing the customer’s VMware Infrastructure. The other part is preparing a report detailing the same type of analysis used in a virtualization assessment. Another way to think about a Health Check Workshop is an optimization exercise that is part of an overall server containment strategy.