On blogs.sun.com, I posted an article about some of the theory behind the Data Centre Economics offerings I and colleagues were working on. The exercises were designed to model the costs of an infrastructure platform and show the profitability of implementing, smaller, faster & cheaper systems. I made this into white paper format, available here…, the original article, without the graphic remains available at the sun/oracle site, here….
Is it still worth reading? Not so sure. See the first comment
The article had the following foot notes:
The meta-model (or at the least its diagrammatic representation) is copyrighted. The predecessor model was published in ComputaCenter’s White Paper “Consolidating the Server Infrastructure”.
1 “Consolidation in the Data Center” by David Hornby and Ken Pepple227 pages ISBN 0-13-045495-8 Published September 19, 2002 – this is a buy it page but the book description is easier to find than on the Sun Blueprints Books page.
2 “Consolidating the Server Infrastructure”, A Computacenter Whitepaper. V1.0 Published Nov 2002 – It looks like they’ve updated their White Paper and the meta-model has dropped out.