It is difficult to give a typical figure that you should expect as a Return on Investment (ROI) because there are a number of factors that influence this calculation:
- Generally speaking, if your organisation has powerful servers and they are underused, then you may expect a better return. Likewise, if your organisation have not such powerful servers and are being heavily used, then you will not get such a better return. Depending on circumstances, this may be a ratios of 3:1 i.e. you may be to reduce the hardware requirements by a third.
- You should also expect to use less electricity, enabling you to lower your utility bills.
- Management. It becomes easier to manage a number of environments from one place.