Calculating the ROI of an x86 Server Refresh

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2009-09-23 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Powerful, next-generation servers allow for increased resource utilization, reduced licensing fees, reduced energy costs, and simplified IT operations - especially when you use virtualization technology to host several software-based server instances on one hardware unit. By refreshing their servers, some companies are consolidating rack space by 50-75 percent, and slashing energy bills by 60 percent or more. New servers also bring more processing power and reliability to the data center, so more work can be accomplished in a shorter amount of time.
Some companies can achieve payback in under 12 months when refreshing 4-year-old x86 servers with new Sun servers powered by Intel Xeon processors. The best way to find out how much you can save is by using an ROI calculator. The Sun & Intel x86 Server Refresh Savings Estimator lets you enter the number and age of your current server fleet and view detailed reports explaining how much you can save and how quickly your company will realize a positive ROI.


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