vSphere/XenServer Distributed Power management features
As part of our new build IT, it looks like we are going down the route of Hyper-V. although i would prefer to go down the route of citrix/vmware. From what i can work out from various documentation we'll be running 20 HP Blades (across 3x C7000 enclosure)
over a 5 year period i roughly worked out to run these 20 bad boys would be in the region of £40k+. One feature i would love to get my hands on is DPM, sadly only available in the Enterprise version of vSphere/xenserver at approx £32,000 for the entire cost based on the xenserver Enterprise. i cant seem to find such features in hyperv
Anyone running the Enterprise versions and using Power management features to power down servers? anyone looked into possible cost savings in such a setup? in the above i haven't included savings made from reduced cooling either.
Do you think i have a business case for investing in vsphere/xenserver or am i being sold by marketing fluff?
we want to front load as much as possible into the infrastructure now to save us in running costs in the future, to me this seems a no brainer in our case or am i missing something?
sorry if it seems im going on a bit :) just getting whats in my head out!