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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

7 responses to “Will You Pay 157 More For Converged Infrastructure?”

  1. Paul

    is that cost analysis a true TCO? from our experience most of the ongoing (not upfront) costs come in management and support…. i’ve no idea if its factually correct but i would suspect that a converged system comes with operational cost benefits…. lots.

    We’ve seen it in telecommunications, energy, applications…why wouldn’t it be true in this space?

  2. Ranjit Nayak

    Krish,

    The CFO quoted in the blog has not taken into account Operational Expenses with the initial Capital Expenses. Your blog lists several potential gains with the UCS which will almost certainly be accrued in a cloud environment that demands scalability,agility, and dynamic workload balancing. The CFO quoted has not taken into account, management of the infrastructure beyond the initial installation.

    For a holistic view of the Total cost of ownership Data Center Managers should look at the UCS TCO/ROI tool (http://www.cisco.com/en/US/solutions/ns340/ns517/ns224/tools/data_center_value_zone.html#~Advisor_Tools)

    Ranjit

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