How VMware Reduces Cost-per-Application and OpEx Costs
n today's economic environment, everyone is talking about saving money and lowering costs. It is generally understood that VMware solutions can lower capital expenses (CapEx), but how much does it really cost to deploy a VMware solution and what about savings on operational costs? And how does that compare to deploying other solutions? Many times, people look only at the upfront VMware software license and support fees. But in a virtual environment, it's cost-per-application that really matters -- "How much does it cost for me to run my total set of business applications?" To calculate cost-per-application, one must factor in virtual machine density per host, hardware (servers, network, SAN), environmental (electricity, datacenter space), and administrative costs. Only then, can one understand the cost of deploying VMware versus other solutions. And let?s not forget about all the ways that VMware can save on operational costs (OpEx). This session will cover how to calculate cost-per-application and show how VMware solutions can deliver the lowest cost-per-application, even against so-called "free" solutions. It will also show how you can begin to quantify the operational / business savings from VMware capabilities like VMotion, Storage Motion, DRS, HA, FT, and SRM.
Cost-per-Application, OpEx Costs, savings
Jeff Boles, Senior Analyst & Director, Taneja Group
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