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Cisco UCS TCO/ROI Advisor

Changing the Economics of the Data Center

See how the Cisco Unified Computing System can help reduce data center costs.
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Strategic data center initiatives require careful consideration and rationalization. You need to:

  • Understand and quantify total cost of ownership (TCO) benefits
  • Project potential savings based on investment (ROI)
  • Identify and quantify expected gains in operational efficiency
  • Prioritize projects that free IT budget for other business initiatives

Cisco offers tools, services, and business cases that can help you, including the following:

  • Advisor Tools: Develop your own business case.
  • Architecture Value Analysis: Work with Cisco consultants to develop customized data center architectures tailored to your specific requirements.
  • Business Cases: Learn how Cisco solutions can help you lower data center costs and increase efficiency.

Or ask your Cisco account team for assistance in developing a TCO analysis for a range of solutions, including unified computing, unified fabric, server virtualization, and branch IT consolidation.

Cisco Data Center Business Advantage solutions help you virtualize data center resources to reduce costs and meet business objectives.

Cisco Data Center Services help you consolidate, virtualize, and automate your data center to meet business goals, increase efficiency, and lower operating expenses.

These tools allow you to enter your own data to create customized financial analyses and business case documents. They help you to quantify and communicate the business value of Cisco Data Center Business Advantage technologies when applied to your data center initiatives.

Cisco UCS TCO-ROI Advisor
Find out how much you can reduce data center capital and operating expenses by deploying the Cisco Unified Computing System.

Cisco Unified Fabric ROI Tool
Compare business metrics using unified fabric based on Cisco Nexus 5000 to those of traditional data center networking technologies.

Calculate Your Data Center Power Requirements
With an estimated 50% of data centers outgrowing their power and space capacities over the next 2 years, power efficiency is a critical design and operational element of every data center. These tools will help you calculate the true power budgets required by Cisco data center technologies:

  • MDS Power Calculator: calculate power requirements for Cisco MDS storage networking director switches.
  • Cisco Power Calculator I calculate power requirements for Cisco data center switches including Cisco Catalyst 6500 and Cisco Nexus 7000.

Architecture Value Analysis Service

For customers that require a thorough architecture and financial analysis, the Cisco Data Center Architecture Value Service a detailed integrated business case and ROI analysis tied to a next generation Data Center Business Advantage architecture. The analysis is based on thorough discovery of TCO, technical and business requirements and incorporates operational KPI impacts to justify the data center project.

This assessment begins with a workshop to identify and quantify the operational and financial commitments of implementing a next-generation data center architecture. The results help to develop a business case to justify investment in the project.

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Changing the Economics of the Data Center

See how the Cisco Unified Computing System can help reduce data center costs.
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