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Chapter 11. Step 7: Select a Form Facto... > Validating with the Business

Validating with the Business

Ask the following questions to verify that the host hardware approach meets the organization’s business requirements and directions:

  • What is the total budget for implementing the virtual infrastructure? Details help define options for purchasing and deploying new hardware. Budget constraints might necessitate changes to the list of applications that can be supported in the virtual infrastructure.

  • Are the hardware estimates aligned with purchasing goals? Factoring in current and future purchasing decisions is a necessary step in designing the virtual infrastructure.

  • Will the business realize the cost reductions and savings it anticipates? Often, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Return on Investment (ROI) numbers must be calculated to ensure that the organization will achieve the expected benefits.


  

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