Centrix Software has announced the availability of its free Centrix WorkSpace ROI calculator.
The online calculator is designed to help businesses investing in virtualization assess where further server, application and energy cost savings can be achieved. It shows how increasing server density and rationalising application installs can improve the ROI of virtualization infrastructures by up to 40%.
The Centrix WorkSpace ROI calculator is the first tool to give an assessment based on application metering in a virtual environment. It calculates the server and application cost and CO2 savings that enterprises could achieve by deploying Centrix WorkSpace, a virtual access platform that enables companies to optimise virtualized environments, meter the delivery of applications on a per-user basis and apply charge-back metrics to application delivery. With Centrix WorkSpace, organisations can monitor and control how applications and services are being taken up across the business, and prove that their IT investments are generating real business value.
Centrix Software provides support to organisations at all stages of their virtualization lifecycles. With Centrix WorkSpace organisations can accelerate and improve the user benefits of server and desktop virtualization projects and provide on-going business intelligence on IT consumption by user, business unit, department or company group. It enables organisations to:
• Automate the discovery and metering of applications
o IT can understand what applications are running enterprise-wide, how they are delivered, who is accessing them, how frequently and for how long
o The deployment of applications can be determined based on cost efficiency and user requirements
• Optimise infrastructure and application investments whilst improving user experience
o IT has a single launch pad for applications across any platform, virtual or physical
o Application presentation is decoupled from application delivery to improve the user experience and flexibility of corporate IT services
• Provide ongoing business intelligence on how to best deliver IT services
o Organisations gain visibility on the most/least cost efficient applications and platforms
o Business and IT decision-makers can understand the cost of IT services and align service delivery with actual business usage
o IT can define sourcing and application strategies based on business return