As hyperconvergence gains more and more recognition and momentum, enterprises considering an infrastructure upgrade are beginning to ask – what’s in it for me?
That’s a great place to start when evaluating new technology. Sure, engineering breakthroughs and technological advances are fun to nerd-out on (for some of us), but what matters most is how it affects your business.
To help you answer that question, we just introduced a new interactive financial model from Forrester Consulting, available from SimpliVity’s website.
This interactive model is based on the recently published Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) study around SimpliVity hyperconverged Infrastructure (The Total Economic Impact Of SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, a November 2015 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of SimpliVity). Working with SimpliVity customers, Forrester cited significant potential financial gains for organizations adopting SimpliVity hyperconvergence, including a 224% ROI, 6.6 months payback, and 73% overall savings.
By filling in the values on the “input” section of the model, visitors can determine a high-level estimate of the economic impact based on their specific business environment – to see if the results of Forrester’s original TEI study might apply to them. The default values for each input are derived from interviews Forrester conducted with existing users of SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure, including:
- A higher education institution
- A financial services organization
- A healthcare global company
- A global transportation provider
Visitors can customize the results based on their unique cost profile, by entering specific values taken from their environment. This contrasts with the typical one-size-fits all, best-case TCO calculator that many vendors offer in an effort to inflate the total savings estimate. Instead, the Forrester model offers a more realistic estimate of the savings, benefits, and costs, prospective SimpliVity customers can expect.
So what do you need to get a personalized estimate? Just enter a few basic inputs.
First, describe the size of your environment, in terms of number of terabytes (TB), by selecting from the drop-down. Then, confirm the currency for your analysis. The default is US dollars, but UK pounds and Euros are also available. You can even adjust the default exchange rate if you prefer.
From there, move on to the next steps. If you want a quick perspective on the economic impact of adopting SimpliVity hyperconvergence, you can simply accept the defaults for each input. Again, these default values are based on interviews that Forrester conducted with real SimpliVity customers, and they scale corresponding to the size of the environment.
For those who want a personalized estimate, here are the areas you can customize:
- Avoided cost of retired assets.
- Labor to manage and optimize server and storage configurations.
- Labor to manage daily backups.
- Data center floor space.
- System updates.
And that’s it! Once you’ve completed the above inputs, enter in some basic contact information and you’ll be forwarded on to the results sections.
The results are customized to your environment, based on the above inputs. The model provides a high-level summary of the total economic impact over a three year period, in terms of return on investment, payback period (the time it takes to recoup our initial investment), total benefits and total costs, and net present value. Details behind each of the costs and benefit totals, as well as the methodology employed by Forrester when developing their model, are also available in the results section.