I am busy reviewing Veeam One and as usual Management will want to see a list of benefits and efficiency. Of course I can always show them the reports that are awesome, but the best language is, how much money could this save?
At the moment I am working with the Optimization reports, to try get a $ value to Idle VM's, Garbage files and Oversized VM's. Were I am stuck at the moment is how can I put that $ Value to oversized VM's? How do I match reclaimable vCPUs to lets say a purchase of a replacement Host? If I clean up x amount of vCPU's, I can save buying x amount of Hosts.
Personally I don't see how that's an accurate comparison. I understand if I drop the values I could see improvements on CPU Wait time for instance and less Memory Balooning. But Actual CPU usage in terms of MHZ/Memory would still be relatively the same on the Hosts? I couldn't suddenly drop a host out of a cluster because its not needed?