There are times when you sit back and look at a solution after it is implemented and smile. This week is yet another example of what can happen when you think outside the box when it comes to technology, and consider a revolutionary approach to IT. That is exactly what Microsoft has done, first with Windows Azure, and now, Bing Maps with their deployment of the Modular Data Center from Dell Data Center Solutions.
When you look at the advances in technology the changes in the past two years have been amazing. The past six months alone have been truly revolutionary with the OpenCompute platform announcement from Facebook, the OpenStack announcement from Rackspace, Dell and others and of course, the new c5000 series and c6145 from Dell Data Center Solutions. When it comes to turnkey Cloud solutions, the team at Dell Data Center Solutions also has full solutions around Cloud and Big Data with our offerings around Hadoop and Aster Data. When you look at the opportunity to deploy on efficient hardware with a turnkey solution that is already ready for production (with room for you to add to it) the question then becomes why recreate the wheel?
One of the things that companies often face when deploying new technologies are the costs involved. Many times they have to decide which is more important to them; the cost of acquisition or the total cost of ownership. When considering Cloud, Hyperscale and High Performance Computing technologies, the stakes can get considerably higher.
With such a wide range of choices out there on the market, you have to make a series of choices that will impact the way you operate and how much it will cost you over time. The temptation that many companies have is to go with the cheapest solution they can, but in the end, they find out how much that cheap solution costs them much more. Continue reading “Cost of Acquisition vs. Total Cost of Ownership”