Initial Investment Payback Analysis: Dell PowerEdge R710 solution with VMware ESX vs. Dell PowerEdge 2850 solution
Dell Inc. commissioned Principled Technologies to estimate how many months it would take to recapture initial investment costs when consolidating multiple 4-year-old Dell PowerEdge 2850 server and storage solutions onto a Dell PowerEdge R710 server (powered by Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 Series) and storage solution using VMware ESX. In this report, we estimate both the number of older solutions each Dell PowerEdge R710 solution can replace and the payback period for replacing those older solutions. One key finding discovered is that each Dell PowerEdge R710 solution with VMware ESX can replace seven Dell PowerEdge 2850 solutions, and could yield a payback in under 18 months. Read this test report summary to learn more.