While there are significant potential benefits when an organization migrates to a hyper-converged system, true cost and real life experience are critical to the decision making process. In order to effectively establish a case for going to one platform vs. another, strong fact-based analytical methodologies and approaches are needed.

In this paper the case for Hyperconverged Appliances, and in particular the EMC VCE VxRail Appliance, is made from both cost and measureable effort perspectives.

Edison used its Comparative Management Cost Study (CMCS) methodology to measure and quantify the difference in effort using one approach versus the other.

For information on the results of this effort, click on the pdf.