In July 2013, VCE commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact study and examine the potential return on investment that enterprises can realize by replatforming SAP on factory-integrated VCE Vblock Systems. The purpose of the study was to provide readers with a framework for evaluating the potential financial impact on their organization through implementation of a VCE converged infrastructure solution for SAP.
To better understand the benefits, costs and risks associated with a Vblock Systems implementation, Forrester interviewed a number of customers and VCE-affiliated SAP Certified Professional Architects who had multiple years of experience with operations of SAP landscapes. As an SAP global technology partner and certified SAP HANA appliance vendor, VCE represented to interviewed customers a very efficient means for enabling required landscape services while gaining the most from infrastructure investments.
Prior to replatforming on Vblock Systems, customers were typically running SAP landscapes on a RISC architecture and experiencing problems that included high technology costs, excessive effort to maintain and improve SAP, and poor system performance. With VCE, customers were able to reduce the total cost of ownership, improve system performance, and make their business users more productive. Said one interviewee, “Running virtualized SAP landscapes on Vblock Systems has really helped us improve our operations and reduce costs. Previously, we were spending twice as much compared to the companies we benchmark ourselves against.”
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