Authored on: Jan 13, 2012
Annual IT operational costs continue to increase, with labor commanding a larger and larger share. As a result, many companies are turning to private clouds, implementing such technologies as virtualization and consolidation, standardized workloads, and automation by way of self-service provisioning in an effort to reduce these costs.
Quantifying the impact that private cloud technologies have on various aspects of labor, however, has proven elusive, resulting in slower adoption rates. Customers want to know, for example, just how much these solutions will affect the labor required to set-up and maintain both the physical as well as virtual infrastructure for a given deployment platform before committing resources to their implementation.
This paper describes an approach to help answer this question.