When migrating from static infrastructure to dynamic infrastructure, there are at least three clear Resource Utilization advantages that come from deploying an adaptive composable infrastructure architecture.
1. Improved Infrastructure Utilization: Industry wide, coming from various analysts and OEM partners, we understand that typical enterprise utilization of resources is in the 18—20% range. Expensive hardware sitting idle results in waste. Not only are you wasting the resource itself when it’s doing nothing, but the operational expenses associated with power, cooling, etc, just evaporate. If you're able to (legitimately) double or triple that utilization, it immediately translates into business and bottom line benefits.
2. Agile & Simple Deployment of Infrastructure: Instead of sending out somebody with a cart and to service a machine, un-cabling and powering down gear to add additional storage or change the networking or add FPGAs, we're able to provision those bare-metal resources with a few clicks in software. In this way, Liqid makes true software-defined infrastructure a reality.
3. Additional Cost Savings: Software licenses like SQL, Oracle, VMWare, and others come at a high premium—and these applications are licensed on a per-server basis. By increasing the utilization and being able to only provision the type of gear that you need, you don't necessarily have to keep ingesting more CPUs. This means cutting your costs on individual software licenses.
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