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Over years with LinuxONE, your estimated cost savings could be as much as

Based on your inputs for LinuxONE compared to x86:

  • $ million in savings over years
  • Investment payback in months
  • Total cost of ownership reduced by % in years
  • Internal rate of return = %
  • Return on investment = %

Cost comparison - years

x86LinuxONE
Year 1851,2152,021,215
Year 2865,01835,076
Year 3897,01889,778
Total cost$3,490,011$2,222,069

Total savings:


Cost breakdown

x86
LinuxONE

Assumptions

Underlying assumptions to generate LinuxONE TCO calculator results:

  • New x86 hardware pricing has a 30 percent discount applied.
  • x86 hardware maintenance is 20 percent of the hardware purchase price.
  • Depending on the server type, hardware maintenance will vary from one to three years.
  • Migration of x86 workloads to LinuxONE is assumed to cost $10,000 per physical server.
  • Database software licensing is calculated by cores with a multi-core factor applied, with Subscription and Support starting the first year.
  • Database software licensing is assumed to have a discount between 30 to 70 percent depending on the number of cores and Subscription and Support is assumed to be 22 percent of the discounted licensing.
  • Application software pricing is calculated by Processor Value Unit, with first year Subscription and Support included in licensing.
  • Application Software licensing is assumed to have a discount of 50 percent and Subscription and Support is assumed to be 22 percent of the discounted licensing.
  • Other software pricing is calculated by cores, with first year Subscription and Support included in licensing.
  • Other Software Subscription and Support is assumed to be 22 percent of the full licensing.
  • Linux Distribution Subscription and Support pricing is estimated to be between $11,000 and $8,000 per year per LinuxONE core and $1,750 per year per x86 server.
  • Electricity cost used is $0.10/kWh for each server’s specific energy consumption and heat generation.
  • Floor space cost is estimated to be $10,000 per rack.
  • Server utilization is based on industry averages.

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This tool provides a high level view of estimated costs and potential savings using publicly available IBM and third party server and pricing information in the United States as well as certain other information in consolidating from an x86 environment to an IBM LinuxONE solution. For TCO, this tool considers certain factors involved in either a 3, 4- or 5- year total cost of ownership including hardware costs, workload type, IBM and ISV software costs, certain facility costs (space, energy), maintenance charges, server utilization, hypervisors and migration.

The x86 servers contained Intel Xeon E5-2697v4 18-core 2.3 GHZ processors. The TCO estimates were The TCO estimates were made using tools from the IBM IT Economics team. The TCO calculation included estimated costs for hardware, system software, application software, administration, networking, floor space, energy, and migration or services costs.

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