IBM Migration Services can help you face the challenges of doing more with less and driving TCO down while driving ROI up. IBM can help. We use a proven methodology of migration services called IBM Makeover Analysis Services.
Virtualization will have the highest impact of all trends in infrastructure and operational changes through 2012, according to Gartner, Inc. Virtualization will transform how IT is managed, what is bought, how it is deployed, how companies plan and how they are charged.1
By consolidating servers and reducing the number of servers required to do the same workload, IT can decrease the space required for server farms, and reduce the power and cooling required to drive those servers. With typical server utilization running between 2 and 10% (before virtualization), consolidating through virtualization brings extremely compelling business benefits, with consolidation ratios typically running an average of 10 to 1 (consolidating 10 existing server workloads as 10 virtual servers onto one physical server). Driving utilization up to 60 or 80% drives up the ROI (getting more value for the money you spend), and buying, managing, powering/cooling fewer servers brings TCO benefits in both initial expenditures (CAPEX) and ongoing expenses (OPEX). These benefits have been one of the most significant factors in driving server virtualization adoption rates up to the 80-90% that they have reached in large and very large enterprises (although only 10% of all servers are estimated to be running virtual today). Server virtualization solutions have matured, and offer stable platforms to allow organizations to continue rolling out virtualization in production across most of their remaining infrastructure.2
Planning for success
Faced with the challenge of doing more with less and driving total cost of ownership (TCO) down while driving return on investment (ROI) up, where do you start? How do you start? IBM can help. We use a proven migration services methodology of a makeover analysis to help organizations just like yours meet those objectives. This approach develops high-level roadmaps to help you identify opportunity areas to address your challenges.
During the makeover analysis process, IBM will analyze the server and application baselines provided, then — using powerful tools based on a combination of historical and customer-provided data — develop a high-level technical and financial roadmap that identifies optimization opportunities within your environment, whether it’s the need to consolidate and virtualize on BladeCenter, or ramp up your SAP or Oracle environments to meet the ever changing demands to be more competitive.
How to get started
1 Source: http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=638207 (link resides outside of ibm.com)