Most companies are implementing some sort of virtualization today, but how much does that virtualed server cost? If you have 300 virtual machines, how much does that test/dev system cost? Or that font-end web server? And more importantly — How much would it cost to move that to a public cloud?
The Accelerating the Journey to Your Cloud keynote at EMCworld today touched on this subject. How much are you paying for each VM over a 3 year period? Is that VM really that important? Should you restructure your virtual environment to be more cost-competitive with public cloud providers?
I for one am going to do some number crunching when I get back to the office to see how much we are costing, which systems/environments cost the most, and where we can streamline our environments.