1. ENTER YOUR DATA CENTER PARAMETERS:

Currency:
Measurements: Metric or US/Imperial?

SERVER CONSOLIDATION

BASIC CUSTOMER PARAMETERS Assumption: Default:
Workloads
Workload Growth Rate (%)
Avg. Server Useful Life (Yrs)
Annual Datacenter Cost per Sq ft
IT Administrator Labor Cost(fully burdened, per year)
IT Administrator Labor Cost (per hour - calculated)  

Comments

  • Please enter your basic data center costs and requirements here.
  • A workload is generally a single installed instance of an Operation System.
  • For IT labor costs, please include "fully burdened" avg. annual costs (i.e., cost to firm including health care, taxes, etc.).
  • Datacenter Cost is the cost to rent or lease floor space. Excludes electricity, labor, equipment.
Analysis Parameters: Assumption: Default:
Yrs of Analysis
Start Year
Virtualization: Assumption: Default:
VMs per Core
Hosts per vCenter Server

Comments

  • Please select the number of years to analyze (3 to 10 years). Start Year may be an historical value.
  • VMs per Core:
  • Avg. Virtual Machines per CPU core for your datacenter.
  • Hosts per vCenter Server:
  • Physical hosts managed by a single vCenter Server instance.
Virtualization Transition Schedule:
Workloads Virtualized (Cumulative %)
Default
Unvirtualized Typical Server Virtualized Typical Server
Servers: Assumption: Default: Assumption: Default:
CPUs/Server
Cores/CPU
ASP/Server
Workloads / Server (Consolidation Ratio)    
Servers    
Avg. kWh/Server
Cooling to Server Electricity Ratio

Comments

  • The typical or average server in your data center.
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Existing Servers Refresh Rate: Assumption: Default:
Reuse Existing Servers?
Customize Existing Server Install Base Refresh Rate (%) by Yr?

Comments

  • Most customers choose to purchase new servers when they virtualize. However, you have the option of converting existing servers.
  • You may customize your refresh rate below.
Existing Servers Refresh Rate:
Existing Servers Customized Refresh Rate (%)
Effective Existing Servers Refresh Rate (%)
Electricity: Assumption: Default:
Electricity Cost per kWh
Electricity Cost Annual Growth

Comments

  • Virtualization reduces data center energy consumption.
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Storage: Assumption: Default:
Total Storage (TB)
Annual Storage Growth (%)
Avg. Cost/TB DAS
Avg. Cost/TB Shared Storage
Before Virtualization: % of Total Storage on SAN/NAS
After Virtualization:% of Total Storage on SAN/NAS

Comments

  • Some customers may choose to increase the amount of shared storage in their data center when they virtualize. These options allow you to estimate the incremental cost of any virtualization-driven increase.
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Server Provisioning Assumption: Default:
Before Virtualization: Hours to Provision a Physical Server Hardware
Networking: Assumption: Default:
Cost per Network Switch
Avg. Switch Useful Life (Yrs)
NICs/Server
Ports/NIC
Ports/Switch
Rack Space: Assumption: Default:
Avg Rack Size (Us)
DC Ratio of Walkway-to-Rack (Floorspace)
Sq ft/Rack

Comments

  • How long does it typically take an IT administrator to provision an unvirtualized workload, including hardware related work?
  • Virtualization will often decrease the number of data center switches required. Enter your typical switch related parameters here.
  • What are your data center rack space requirements?

CONTINUITY/EFFICIENCY/PERFORMANCE

BASIC CUSTOMER PARAMETERS Assumption: Default:
Lost Value per Hr from PLANNED Server or Storage Downtime
Lost Value per Hr from UNPLANNED Server or Storage Downtime
Server & Storage Maintenance Events per Server per Yr
Workloads per FTE Administrator (with Basic Virtualization)

Comments

  • What is the cost to your firm when a server fails or must be taken down for maintenance?
  • How many maintenance events do you have each year?
  • How many workloads today can a single administration manage?
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Server Maintenance Events Assumption: Default:
Hours per Maintenance Event (Unvirtualized)
Server/Workload Failure Rate Assumption: Default:
Hardware Failure Rate per Yr (%)
Application/OS Failure Rate per Yr (%)
Server/Workload Recovery Time Assumption: Default:
Hours to Recover Hardware Failure - Unvirtualized (Hrs)
Hours to Recover Application/OS Failure - Unvirtualized (Hrs)
Server/Workload VMware Protection Assumption: Default:
HA/App HA Downtime Reduction (%)
VMs Protected by App HA (%)
High-Value Critical Workloads (%)
Critical Workload Value Multiple
VMs Protected by Fault Tolerance (FT) (%)

Comments

  • For an unvirtualized data center, how many hours of server downtime do you have per maintainence event?
  • What is the rate of hardware and application/OS failure per year?
  • After an unplanned single server/workload crash, how long on avg. does it take to recover?
  • These parameters are the typical benefits observed when implementing VMware High Availability and App High Availability.
  • How many virtual machines (VMs) are protected by HA (single vCPU only)?
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Server Distributed Power Mgmt Assumption: Default:
Servers Utilizing DPM (%)
DPM Power Consumption Reduction (%)
IT Administration Workload Assumption: Default:
DRS Load Balancing Automation Efficiency Gain (%)
Automated Administration and Provisioning Efficiency Gain (%)

Comments

  • VMware Distributed Power Management allows you to consolidate lightly used workloads on fewer servers during off hours.
  • VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler balances computing capacity by cluster to deliver optimized performance for hosts and virtual machines.
  • Distributed Switch, Auto Deploy, Host Profiles, and Profile Driven Storage increase efficiency.
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OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (vC Ops)

BASIC CUSTOMER PARAMETERS Assumption: Default:
VMs Monitored (%)

Comments

  • VMware vCenter Operations automates operations management using patented analytics and an integrated approach to performance, capacity and configuration management.
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VM Right-Sizing: Assumption: Default:
Average Percentage of a VM's Resources that are Overprovisioned (%)
Administration Efficiency Improvements: Assumption: Default:
Hours of Hardware-Related Administration per Server (per yr)
Hours of Standard Administration per Workload (per yr)
Hours of Advanced Administration per Workload (per yr)
Hours of Enterprise Administration per Workload (per yr)
Workload Administration Labor Efficiency Improvement (%)

Comments

  • VMware vCenter Operations monitors capacity utilization to identify and correct over provisioned VM resources. Customers typically see up to 1/3 of their VMs overprovisioned.
  • Hardware related administration tasks:
  • adding/replacing memory and/or storage, trouble shooting hardware issues, etc.
  • Standard administration tasks:
  • tasks such as health monitoring, performance analytics, capacity planning and optimization.
  • Advanced administration tasks:
  • tasks such as chargeback metering and reporting, application dependency mapping, VM-level change/config management.
  • Enterprise administration tasks:
  • tasks such as regulatory compliance management, OS/middleware/App level change/config management.
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CLOUD AUTOMATION (vC AC)

BASIC CUSTOMER PARAMETERS Assumption: Default:
% of Administrator Time Spent on Service Delivery - Manual/no Cloud Automation (%)
% Error/Re-Work Rate with Service Delivery Processing - Manual/no Cloud Automation (%)

Comments

  • VMware vCloud Automation Center enables the agility your business needs with the control IT requires through a flexible solution for automating the delivery of IT services.
  • Service Delivery tasks:
  • Service Delivery tasks include provisioning, reprovisioning, decommissioning, archiving, capacity planning, and capacity management.
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Increase Operational Efficiency Assumption: Default:
Reduction in Administrator Time Spent on Service Delivery with VMware Cloud Automation (%)
Reduction in Error/Re-Work Rate with Service Delivery Processing with VMware Cloud Automation (%)
Optimize Resourse Utilization - Reclaim Temp/Abandoned VMs Assumption: Default:
Temp/Abandoned VMs Per Yr (%)
Hours to Manually Reclaim VM
Cloud Automation Efficiency Improvement (%)
Accelerate Virtualization Deployment Assumption: Default:
Additional Workloads Virtualized per Yr (%)
Accelerate Application and Data Service Deployment Assumption: Default:
Test/Dev Applications (%)
Hours to Deploy a Test/Dev or New Application per Yr
Cloud Automation Efficiency Improvement (%)

Comments

  • VMware Cloud Automation helps increase the operational efficiency of IT administration by automating manual tasks, eliminating the need to use multiple management tools, enforcing governance, and reducing rework associated with errors.
  • With VMware Cloud Automation, customers typically see an 80% reduction in service delivery time and close ot 100% reduction in provision errors.
  • Temporary or abandoned VMs:
  • Examples include those used for time limited test/dev, for temporary data mining or calc farm, or for unusued workloads not decommissioned.
  • VMware Cloud Automation reduces effort and time by automating the reclamation process. For known temporary VMs policy based expiration dates can be set. For abandoned VMs automated discovery, workflow, and archiving can streamline the process of discovery, taking offline, and eventual removal.
  • VMware Cloud Automation's policy based automation accelerates the transition to a virtualized environment. This is the average additional percentage of your workloads that can be virtualized each year.
  • Test/Dev Applications:
  • These are applications that are regularly re-deployed over the course of a year. These applications are regularly re-deployed over the course of a year.
  • VMware Enterprise Cloud Automation allows you to greatly reduce the time required to deploy an application through self-service and automated deployment and lifecycle management.

NETWORKING & SECURITY (vCNS)

BASIC CUSTOMER PARAMETERS Assumption: Default:
Evaluate Networking and Security Costs?
Hardware Load Balancer Appliance Cost
Hardware Firewall Appliance Cost
Throughput Assumption: Default:
Max Throughput Required per Workload (Gb/sec)
Max Throughput per Hardware Load Balancer Appliance (Gb/sec)
Max Throughput per Hardware Firewall Appliance (Gb/sec)
Max Throughput per vCenter Network and Security Virtual Appliance (Gb/sec)
Redundancy Multiplier
Load Balancer/Firewall Administration Labor Assumption: Default:
vCenter Networking and Security Labor Efficiency Improvement (%)
Power Consumption Assumption: Default:
Avg. kWh/Load Balancer
Avg. kWh/Firewall
Existing Servers Refresh Rate: Assumption: Default:
Avg. Firewall/Load Balancer Useful Life (Yrs)

DISASTER RECOVERY (SRM)

BASIC CUSTOMER PARAMETERS Assumption: Default:
Evaluate Disaster Recovery Costs?
Workloads Protected (%)

Comments

  • VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager is a disaster recovery offering that provides automated orchestration and nondisruptive testing for virtualized applications.
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Site Failure Maintenance and Testing Assumption: Default:
Non-VMware/Manual Runbook DR Scripting, Testing and Management Labor per VM per Yr (Hrs)
Time Reduction for Testing and Management with SRM (%)
Site Failure Probability and Recovery Assumption: Default:
Annual Probability of a Site Outage
Hours per Site to Recover with Manual Runbook Solution
Hours per Site Time Reduction with SRM (%)
Backup and Replication Options Assumption: Default:
Non-VMware Storage-Based Replication Cost (per TB)
Non-VMware Storage-Based Replication Support Cost (as % of First Year Cost)
Recovery Point Objective - RPO (Min)
Use vSphere Replication?

Comments

  • Forrester Research estimate of avg. labor effort required for manual runbook disaster recovery (DR) scripting, testing, and management.
  • The Total Economic Impact of VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager, May 2013: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/TEI_of_VMware_SRM_Full.pdf
  • Forrester Research estimates a 20% probability of a site failure over 5 years.
  • If RTO is 15 minutes or greater and there are no more than 500 VMs per vCenter Server, vSphere Replication offers a no cost solution in place of expensive storage-based replication solutions.
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