Lean Retail ROI Calculator
Lean Retail ROI Calculator
Fill in the appropriate values for your organization in the shaded "assumptions" area of the calculator below to see the potential ROI of the Cisco Lean Retail Solution for your business.

Assumptions

Number of servers in your data center server farm  
Current TB (terabytes) in your data center  

Estimated cost per fully-loaded server (including server, software and deployment)* US$  
Estimated cost per fully-loaded TB of storage (including storage, software and deployment)*

* Cisco estimates. Adjust for your business, if needed
US$  

Annual expected growth of server capacity required** %
Annual expected growth of storage capacity required**

** Values are industry averages from Nemertes Research. Adjust for your business, if needed.
%

Average efficiency improvement gained from load balancing with Cisco ACE 30%  
Average efficiency improvement gained from SAN virtualization with Cisco MDS 50%  

Results

Server savings - Year 1
Calculation: Servers in server farm X annual server growth X cost per server

With improved efficiency from Cisco ACE, current servers can handle increased capacity; no new server purchases required in Year 1.
 

Load balancing savings - Year 2 forward
Calculation: Cost per server X servers in server farm X annual server capacity growth rate X efficiency improvement factor

Each year, savings are realized equal to the efficiency improvement factor, since fewer server purchases are required.
 

Storage savings - Year 1
Calculation: TB in data center X cost per TB X annual storage capacity growth rate

With improved efficiency from Cisco MDS, current storage can handle increased capacity; no new storage purchases required in Year 1.
 

Storage virtualization savings - Year 2 forward
Calculation: TB in data center X cost per TB X annual storage capacity growth rate X efficiency improvement factor

Each year, savings are realized equal to the efficiency improvement factor, since fewer storage purchases are required.
 

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