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EMC recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by migrating Oracle databases and the applications they support to a private cloud environment running on EMC infrastructure. As a part of the research, Forrester interviewed four EMC customers who have already made this migration to better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with an IT initiative like this.
Based on the interviews, Forrester constructed a composite organization that represents a company with the following characteristics:
Like the four companies that it was based after, this composite organization had previously been experiencing rapid year-over-year growth and the current IT infrastructure was having a hard time keeping up with the business’ needs. Seeking a solution to these challenges, the company decided to look at a private cloud solution that would enable IT to deliver IT-as-a-Service and Database-as-a-Service with automation and chargeback capabilities.
As the organization looked at the different options for private cloud storage solutions, it had two main criteria:
After an evaluation period, the company chose to replace its previous storage solution with an EMC Private Cloud solution that featured the following components:
After deciding to go with EMC, the composite organization followed a “straightforward” implementation that was a similar experience to what the four customers described took place with their own experiences. The implementation was done in three phases:
After the implementation of EMC’s private cloud solution was completed, the composite organization experienced the following risk-adjusted benefits that represent those experienced by the interviewed companies:
To learn more about this TEI report, you can read the entire study here (attached).