Date Added: Dec 2011
Standardization is a proven strategy for reducing IT costs, and datacenters have widely adopted fast-maturing technologies, including power-saving innovations, enterprise-caliber x86 servers, and now virtualization. However, such technology often entails expenses of its own. Executives and IT professionals must proceed with caution lest, ironically, the solutions wind up contributing to the problem. In this white paper, Edison analyzes the cost structures across a range of system sizes and deployments for the core x86 system stack. Among other findings, Edison has documented that Oracle's TCO is as much as 57 percent lower than that of comparable deployments.