The issue of success or failure in moving your company data, IT storage, servers or software to the cloud is often driven by technical issues, including performance, bandwidth, security and total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) considerations.
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When reviewing Cisco's TCO data, I can't help but be reminded of something attributed to Benjamin Disraeli, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." I'm sure he would have added benchmarks, ROI studies and TCO studies to the list had he known about them.
What, exactly, do you and your procurement department use to calculate the cost of running a server? Chances are you've gone beyond the hardware pricetag to figure in all the service, software and maintenance costs.
benefits and pay-offs are accelerating.Green and energy-conscious companies are seeing SOA through the context of data center and applications modernization. Toss in a surge of interest in virtualization, ongoing methodological on-ramps to SOA and a budding fascination in cloud computing methods, and we’re looking at the means to accommodate (at lower TCO) all the old and new of IT systems, platforms, framework, applications and delivery services.
Such economics will be compelling not only to the financial sector as it seeks larger, unified, lower-TCO datacenter consolidation. It will also appeal to those seeking a practical approach to SOA -- build your services as you wish, or migrate the older ones, and host them in the best fashion for cost, scale, maintenance, and governance. Hosting organizations, ever wary of costs and energy use, can appeal to the widest base of applications and users while unifying or virtualizing their serving and data environments. The .NET to portlets cross-compilation benefits also aids in migration and coexistence exercises.
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