Wednesday, July 15, 2009

VMware launches Realized ROI toolkit, powered by Alinean

Provides quantifiable proof to customers of the realized ROI from prior VMware deployments.
As IT professionals complete their first wave of data center server virtualization, in order to progress further, it is vital that return on investment proof points be provided to justify further consolidation to frugal executives.

A new tool developed by Alinean helps VMware quantify the savings and return on investment from VMware server virtualization. Assessing the savings quarter by quarter, in minutes a VMware sales professional or channel partner can develop a report card on the value VMware has delivered.

The new Realized ROI toolkit is available at: https://roianalyst.alinean.com/ent_02/AutoLogin.do?d=897224256317007750

This new tool will help VMware quantify realized ROI for its ROI guarantee program, a groundbreaking ROI service level agreement to assure up-front that customers achieve promised savings: http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/guarantee-program.html

Monday, July 13, 2009

Microsoft launches first server virtualization financial planning toolkit at Worldwide Partner Conference, developed by Alinean.

The program integrates the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit with Alinean ROI analysis for the first asset and configuration based ROI analysis of server virtualization.

Microsoft's Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) can be used by organizations to monitor and assess servers for virtualization. Discovering server assets and then monitoring utilization, the real world performance information is used to help IT teams assess the best potential candidates for virtualization, and determine the best configuration for host servers. Using this real world asset and performance information, imported into the Alinean developed Microsoft Integrated Virtualization ROI Calculator, provides more accurate assessment of true total cost of ownership (TCO) savings and ROI advantages of Microsoft's Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, and integrated virtualization solutions.

The MAP toolkit download can be found at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/dd537570.aspx?SA_CE=VIR-MAP-WEBS-VIRTROIALINEAN-2009-07-10

The Alinean developed Microsoft Integrated Virtualization ROI Calculator can be found at:
http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/why/roi/default.mspx

New Partner Profitability Tool launched by Microsoft at Worldwide Partner Conference

A featured resource for Microsoft channel partners, the toolkit developed by Alinean helps partners determine the business case for launching new Microsoft based practices.

Microsoft channel partners can use the new Partner Profitability tool to assess the potential revenue, investment, costs and margin of driving new practices with Microsoft based technology. The toolkit can analyze the potential for partners adding one of several new solution set offerings to their portfolio, including: Business Intelligence, Enterprise Content Management, Portals and Collaboration, Enterprise Search, Unified Communications, Hosting, Business Productivity Suite, and CRM online. The tool produces a complete business plan and pro-forma for whether the new solution practice makes sense.
The Partner Profitability toolkit is available at:

https://roianalyst.alinean.com/microsoft/business_partner/launch.html