My client is doing a complete redesign of all the ESXi Hosts at all their datacenters across the world (currently 8x DCs in Americas, Europe and Asia).
Nice to have:
Now, the clients infrastructure is completely internal. The customers are employees. This is not an transaction company like eCommerce or Search Indexing. They are however big data.. BIG DATA.
Also the budget is.. unlimited is not fair, but have plenty to spend
Soooooo the existing environment is a mess. They have hundreds of hosts that dont match. Mixed clusters of hardware specs and brands. Also the hardware itself is very low spec with the number of hosts:
NEW HOST DESIGN:
Because the current design is so old and lack of direction I have an interesting problem. The new systems I have designed appears too small. Let take a real case:
America Datacenter has 2,000 VMs averaging 1,000 in Prod and 1,000 in DEV/TEST. This is sitting on 100 Hosts. I can replace all 100 Hosts with 10 of the new Hosts...
From a host review of pure CPU and Memory.. what am I missing.. I cant find anything. It really is a 10 to 1 return on the hardware.
Looking for thoughts, questions and review.