Beginning with a brief overview of private cloud computing and the evolution of on-premises private clouds, we will compare Cisco Metapod to options from VMware and the OpenStack community. We’ll also describe Cisco’s unique OpenStack as a Service (OaaS) operating model, and present Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analyses that compare Cisco Metapod to VMware vCloud Director and an OpenStack Do-It-Yourself (DIY) strategy.
Uninterruptible Power Solutions are often solved at the facility level with unnecessarily large, inefficient, expensive and complex AC UPS systems. While this provides an easy demarcation line between the facility and end equipment, with each focusing on a different part of the problem, it also results in overall operating efficiency and total cost of ownership being difficult to ascertain and optimize.
Published By: Creekpath
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
"Storage consolidation" is a term that has typically meant the consolidation of direct attached storage to a storage network, whether it is Network Attached Storage (NAS) or Storage Area Network (SAN). Consolidation has usually been undertaken to improve utilization of assets, lower the total cost of ownership (TCO), increase return on capital investment, improve IT operational efficiency and increase service levels.
High availability (HA) configurations seek to bring downtime to zero - but can increase complexity across the IT organization, often in the form of excess technology, financial, and human capital investments. Learn how application virtualization can reduce planned and unplanned downtime, and deliver greater flexibility.
This paper describes the evolution of IBM X-Architecture technology and demonstrates how the melding of industry-standard components with IBM innovation produces servers that offer you a unique set of capabilities with which to effectively manage your business. You’ll see why IBM systems equipped with X-Architecture technologies run faster—yet cooler—use less power, and are more reliable, easier to manage and better for virtualization than competitive servers, and offer a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
End-to-end storage means that your data is well-managed, protected, and available when you and your customers need it most. IBM System Storage products simplify your infrastructure with servers and storage in one, allowing you to grow, and lowering the total cost of ownership through advanced energy management. Discover the IBM System Storage family of products, services and solutions, and see how they can bring value to your bottom line.
Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is an advanced maintenance strategy for increasing asset availability by minimizing downtime caused by failures, reducing an asset’s total cost of ownership and increasing overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).This white paper describes the Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) process, breaking it down into seven steps including supporting information on how IBM Maximo® Asset Management supports each step of the process.
Retailers regularly adapt to customer trends by investing in new systems technology. But they may not be aware that a system's initial purchase price is only 20 to 45% of the total cost of ownership of their system, and there's more to understand about the true cost of your purchase. Find out more on investing in the information system for your unique business.
Published By: NetSuite
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
This Yankee Group White Paper, compliments of NetSuite, shows how on-demand applications can significantly reduce cost vs. on-premise applications. See how to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of deploying & integrating CRM & accounting/ERP applications.
Download this white paper to see the results of a study conducted by IDC, the premier global provider of market intelligence, in which 600 companies were surveyed to identify common information tasks and their costs.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Apr 08, 2009
The automation of traditional paper based processes with technology can lead to unnecessary complexity. This leads to increased costs and other challenges which can be avoided if solutions are simple and fit closely to the business task in hand.
Download this paper now and read why many businesses now recognize that comprehensive management of their wireless device infrastructure is a crucial component of a total IT enterprise management solution.
This paper provides an overview of costs of spam facing large organizations, such as multinational enterprises, universities, and governments, as well as small and medium sized businesses that own or operate networks used by employees and other end users.
Purchase price alone is not an accurate measure as to the true costs of a system. When evaluating the products offered by different vendors, the purchaser should take into consideration: purchase cost of equipment and software; cost of installing the infrastructure including data cable and mains power outlet and power cables; cost of installation; cost of maintenance; and more.
In an economic climate that daily seems to underscore nature's law that only the fittest survive, what are some of the actions companies are taking to stay competitive? The majority of survey respondents indicate that the top two moves they are making include reducing operating expenses (51%) and improving cash flow (20%). More effectively controlling and managing document processes, can help meet these objectives. This survey report investigates how respondents and their organizations are leveraging five document management activities - internal and outsourced - to reduce costs and reach financial goals.
A large financial institution used a competitive product for Web Access Management. By working with P2 Security, the company was able to determine its true Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). An analysis following the installation of maXecurity revealed annual cost savings of millions of dollars per year. In addition, by switching to maXecurity, the Return on Investment (ROI) was measured in months.
Planning & Financial Management addresses this broad business issue. Planning & Financial Management is one component within the Aprimo Suite. The entire suite is based on our Enterprise Marketing Backbone that reduces total cost of ownership and connects your marketing technology with the rest of the enterprise.
Read this new Forrester Report on customer relationship management (CRM) software for large organizations. SAP has maintained its position as a leader in offering complete CRM solutions, with better usability and improved total cost of ownership - an incentive for customers to upgrade their tool sets
Hosted security is an efficient and cost-effective solution for many midmarket organizations. Learn how to evaluate hosted security services, and make a business case for reliable security with predictable costs.
This research brief begins with an outline of the major costs to consider when making an investment in analytics, the second section presents five modernization stages that analytics hardware/software have experienced, and the final section finishes with considerations when calculating total cost of ownership of the analytics ecosystem.