The Canadian startup Lanamark continues to unveil pieces of its hosted capacity planning solution.
After the major upgrade released at the beginning of this month, the company now makes available a new Server Virtualization Design Module.
The module does something truly useful: develops multiple capacity plans, one for each supported virtualization platform (Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V, Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, Virtual Iron and of course VMware ESX), and compares them side-by-side.
Every analysis takes into account technical (new/redeployed/upgraded servers, storage arrays support, etc.) and business (software license cost, delivered services) constrains.
To do so Lanamark built an online repository (which is constantly updated) featuring TCOs for every component of a virtual infrastructure.
Last but not least the new module is even able to calculate the power and carbon footprint for each configuration, using an energy cost and carbon emissions table that Lanamark keeps up-to-date for 100 worldwide countries.