Cloud Automation Savings Calculator

This calculator shows the size of your physical and virtual IT environment
and projected growth rates. These assumptions are for the next 12 months.

DESCRIBE YOUR IT ENVIRONMENT
VIRTUAL AND PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE: CURRENT END OF YEAR
Annual growth in servers physical and virtual
Number of non-virtualized physical machines
Enter the number of physical machines used for your server environment.
Number of virtualized machines (VMs)
Enter the number of virtual machines used for your server environment currently, and end of year.
Total machines (virtual and physical)
Percentage of machines virtualized
Average number of VMs per host
Enter the number of virtual machines used for your server environment currently, and end of year.
Number of hosts used for VMs
Average storage capacity per VM (GB)
Average storage capacity per Server VM (GB)
PERSONNEL: COST
Annual cost per systems admin (fully burdened)
Average number of VMs managed per system admin
INITIAL HARDWARE COSTS: Select number of sockets PURCHASE PRICE

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The default purchase price is a common average cost for a system with enough memory and connectivity required to support the number of VMs per host.
Depreciation time frame (years) YEARS
TOTAL ANNUAL COST PER HOST
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SAVINGS ASSUMPTIONS
INCREASE OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY:
Improvement in admin efficiency (OpEx)
The default value of 80% was based on real world input from companies using our product. It also assumes management tasks are admin initiated. Further productivity gains can be obtained by delegating the provisioning tasks down stream to less skilled administrators or to the resource consumers directly.
Percentage of admin time spent on "service delivery" (OpEx)
OPTIMIZE RESOURCE UTILIZATION:
Machines provisioned unnecessarily (CapEx)
Percentage of VMs that are provisioned on an annual basis without appropriate business justification. - The default value of 5% represents and average based on the customers we have worked with combined with input from industry analysts.
Machines over-provisioned (CapEx)
Percentage of the VMs which are over-provisioned. - Advice for Determining a Value: The default value of 10% is based on input from multiple companies. However the response to this assumption varied significantly with the companies that we talked with. depending on the controls that are present in your environment the values compared to the default may vary by as much as 10-20%.
Average percentage over-provisioned (CapEx)
Amount of resources (CPU, Memory, Storage) that an average VM is over-provisioned by, expressed as a percentage.
Percentage of temporary and permanent VMs that are inactive and could be reclaimed (CapEx & OpEx)
The default value of 10% can be adjusted to better reflect your environment.
ACCELERATE VIRTUAL DEPLOYMENTS
Virtualization is a big paradigm shift. Many of the system management tools and processes that worked fine in the physical world cannot adequately address the new challenges of the virtual world. Without the appropriate policies and controls in place, most companies have slowed the deployment of virtualization in order to avoid losing control of their virtual infrastructure.
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QUANTITATIVE SAVINGS:
SAVINGS
ASSUMPTIONS
Improvements in operational efficiency 0 admins of time   improvement
Reduction in unnecessarily provisioned machines of machines
Reduction in over-provisioning of machines Over-provisioned by
Reclamation of inactive resources of machines
Total savings
SERVICE DELIVERY IMPROVEMENTS:
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Anticipated service delivery times

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PRODUCTIVITY BENEFITS
Many of the benefits of cloud automation are subjective and not easily quantifiable. However, they still should be part of your business justification. We have populated this section of your savings summary with examples used by other companies. Please modify as appropriate based on your assessed value to the business.
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