Chapter 6. Total Cost of Ownership: the Challenge

Numerous papers have discussed server consolidation in the last few years. The articles illustrate a renewed interest in the mainframe and make a clear financial case for server consolidation and for moving applications to the mainframe. The bottom line is that the initial cost of a mainframe is often counter-balanced and outweighed by long-term profitability. This especially applies to Linux on the mainframe.

If you are considering a project that involves Linux, you will already have a good idea of the business value to your company. To assess the return on investment for the project, you will need to balance the value against the total cost of ownership (TCO). This chapter discusses these questions:

  • What are factors to consider in a TCO equation?

  • How can the mainframe lower your TCO?

  • How can Linux lower your TCO?

  • What are examples of how companies save by deploying Linux on the mainframe?

Linux on the Mainframe
Linux on the Mainframe
ISBN: 0131014153
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 199 © 2008-2017.
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