By answering just a few questions such as hardware, workload type and software, the IBM LinuxONE cost and emissions estimator provides a comparison of emissions and a high-level total cost of ownership based on your answers and industry-proven assumptions1. While this is not intended to provide exact estimates, in just a few minutes you can see how open source and enterprise workloads can help you deliver business value and meet your sustainability goals. This calculator allows you to select the number and relative age of distributed x86 servers. If you are using a hyperscaler, the cloud provider is still using x86 in most cases so the difference would be in the Scope of emissions (Scope 1 vs Scope 3)2. However, the power consumption is likely the same. If you like what you see, contact us for a complimentary on-site assessment.

Endnotes:

  1. This tool is based on global target pricing and all costs and savings are shown in US dollars. Please reach to IT Economics if you have any questions.
  2. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/09/scope-emissions-climate-greenhouse-business/
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Your Results
Based on your inputs when comparing to x86, IBM® LinuxONE or Linux on Z could lower the cost of your workloads with

lower energy consumption less floor space lower software costs

Based on your inputs when comparing IBM® LinuxONE or Linux on Z to x86:

IBM® LinuxONE or Linux on Z could lower the cost of your workloads over years by $ with

  • TCO reduced by % in years
  • ROI = %

Your x86 server inputs

Servers Type of servers Workload Processors per server Cores per x86 server # of physical production servers # of physical non-production servers1 Total DR servers2 Total x86 servers Total x86 cores

1. For each set of production workloads is an additional 100% of corresponding physical servers for the DevTest and Quality Assurance non-production environment. A production workload environment of 100 cores, for example, is assumed to require another 100 cores for supporting non-production DevTest and QA work.
2. The DR environment is assumed to replicate the production environment only, so corresponding non-production workloads are not included for DR.

IBM® LinuxONE or Linux on Z alternative

IBM® LinuxONE or Linux on Z model Type of servers Workload # of IBM® LinuxONE or Linux on Z servers # of IBM® LinuxONE or Linux on Z production cores # of IBM® LinuxONE or Linux on Z non-production cores1 Total DR servers2 Total DR cores2 Total IBM® LinuxONE or Linux on Z servers Total IBM® LinuxONE or Linux on Z cores3
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1. For each set of production workloads are an additional 75% corresponding DevTest and Quality Assurance non-production environments that can reside within the same physical IBM® LinuxONE or Linux on Z server. A production workload environment of 10 cores, for example, is assumed to require another 7.5 cores for supporting non-production DevTest and QA work.
2. The DR environment is assumed to replicate the production environment only, so corresponding non-production workloads are not included for DR.
3. Total required IBM® LinuxONE or Linux on Z cores are rounded up to the next whole number of cores.

CO2 Emissions


x86 CO2 Emissions by year
  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 5 Year Total
Yearly kWh
Emissions (CO2 Eqv)

 

IBM® LinuxONE or Linux on Z CO2 Emissions by year
  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 5 Year Total
Yearly kWh
Emissions (CO2 Eqv)

Year Category Cost Comparison Highlights

See the downloadable report for all cost categories
Key Cost Category x86 Solution IBM® LinuxONE or Linux on Z Solution
Application/Database SW
Linux OS SW
Systems Management and Virtualization SW
Electricity
Space

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