Enterprise applications increasingly rely on a core-licence model, with core licensing costing up to £25K per-core application deployment and support maintenance is a crippling expense.
If we buck the current trend and deploy a hardware defined appliance specifically designed for the software it will be running we can reduce licence exposure by up to 80%. Because of the license savings the cost of the new hardware is less than the licence cost reduction. Think of this as Microsoft / Oracle buying you a shiny new infrastructure.
(vs. Skylake CPU)
|Skylake||2018||DL380 Gen10||R740 Gen14||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Broadwell EP||2017||DL380 Gen9||R730 Gen13||70%||£30,545.45||£79,757.58|
|Haswell EP||2017||DL380 Gen9||R730 Gen13||71%||£30,844.55||£80,538.56|
|IvyBridge EX||2016||DL580 Gen8||R920 Gen12||112%||£38,181.82||£99,696.97|
|IvyBridge EP||2015||DL380 Gen8||R720 Gen12||59%||£28,539.07||£74,518.69|
|SandyBridge EP||2015||DL380 Gen8||R720 Gen12||69%||£30,453.17||£79,516.62|
|Westmere EX||2015||DL580 Gen7||R810 Gen11||210%||£55,875.83||£145,898.00|
When it comes to compute for core business applications, standing still is not an option. Historic upgrade cycles of 3 years are a thing of the past. Rather than thinking “can we afford to upgrade?”, we should ask ourselves “can we afford not too”.
By prioritising compute power to match licensing requirements, achievable savings can more than subsidise the cost of a hardware upgrade.
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