Director of Power Systems
I know, it sounds cliché. But it is simply true. You can have the best of both worlds with the newest POWER7+™ based IBM Power Systems™ family of servers. It has unprecedented price and performance features that when compared to your legacy Power Systems, can significantly lower your cost of operations through. Here are two examples:
- A POWER5 16 core server can logically be replaced by just 4 cores of POWER7+.
- A POWER6 16 core server can logically be replaced by just 6 cores of POWER7+.
The savings you will realize will be the result of several things: consolidating your physical servers to a smaller number to manage; lowering maintenance costs because the new POWER7+ servers include maintenance costs (up to 3 years 7×24); and by reducing software costs, dramatically, related to PVU or socket/core based pricing.
Below is an example of a 3-year TCO and RIO analysis for a typical Power5/6 customer as compared to POWER7+. I can apply the same analytics to your environment to demostrate what the value of moving up to POWER7+ means to you and your company. Example:
- A typical POWER5/6 customer can spend $ 135,000 over a 3-year period on hardware and software maintenance.
- An investment in POWER7+ can cost as little as $ 70,000 and deliver $ 65,000 savings over the same 3-year period.
I encourage you to let Mainline develop a total cost of ownership model that will allow your company to take advantage of the latest technology innovations from IBM. In the meantime, I have prepared this 20-minute webcast on the features and benefits of POWER7+.