You work with IBM, and possibly a business partner, to understand the total cost of ownership of LinuxONE based on the solution that you have identified.
As a first step, you might do a sizing -- that is, answer the question, how big does each element of the solution need to be?
Total cost of ownership of LinuxONE can be lowered significantly, when compared with other platforms, by several factors, including:
- Consolidating workloads. With LinuxONE, fewer servers can mean energy and space savings, and dramatically fewer cores can result in dramatically reduced software licensing costs.
- Open source system software.
- Support in the architecture for higher utilization, which reduces the tendency found with other architectures to provision more computing resources than are needed as a way to avoid bottlenecks caused by peaks in utilization.
A total cost of ownership calculator provides a personalized estimate for LinuxONE.
IBM LinuxONE TCO calculator