The global data center market will double its size over the next 5 years, reaching a total of $304 billion. As a result of this, efficient database capacity planning will be essential to keep operational costs under control. However, current capacity planning relies heavily on...
The global data center market will double its size over the next 5 years, reaching a total of $304 billion. As a result of this, efficient database capacity planning will be essential to keep operational costs under control. However, current capacity planning relies heavily on manual analysis, leaving to systematic capacity over-dimensioning and unnecessary license and hardware costs.
Over the last 5 years, we have developed GOVERNOR: a complex but intuitive capacity planning software. GOVERNOR offers a standalone solution for efficient server consolidation and optimization. Our patent-pending solution reduces the total number of servers by matching the optimal database instances for each server and by maximizing the resource efficiency. This results in database lifecycle savings of up to 50%, at equal or better performance. For large companies with significant database infrastructure, this represents savings of over â‚¬1 million per year.
Following the market trends and our own past experience and numbers, we expect to expand the implementation of GOVERNOR and reach a total of over 200 large businesses by 2024. By significantly reducing operational database costs, GOVERNOR will translate into at least â‚¬200 million in cumulated savings for key EU enterprises, thus reducing the transfer flux towards US-based database vendors. Additionally, in terms of electricity consumption, this will also translate into total savings of 2,000 GWh per year in database processing efficiency, which is roughly equivalent to half of the yearly electricity consumption in the city of Brussels.
By cooperating with our sales partners, including SAM and license reseller partners and MSPs, we will now extend our reach to effectively distribute GOVERNOR to mainly medium and large companies, who are our target clients. We expect a gradual customer increase, reinforced by our country expansion strategy and the release of technical upgrades for further market expansion (e.g. Azure, AWS, Oracle). We also expect to achieve a higher percentage of large customers as a result of higher reseller implication and the synergy capabilities with our key partners.
The project has been progressing well. Most of the planned objectives and tasks have been completed. We have been able to significantly expand our partner network in USA and the European key markets. We have also added valuable new capabilities and features to our product such as the capacity planning support for Azure virtual machines.
GOVERNOR already supports Microsoft SQL Server, the database brand with the largest market penetration. For the Phase 2, we will finish development of GOVERNOR with 4 strategic additional features to support faster and broader scaling of the business: Cloud environment planning support (covering Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services), planning support for Oracle, a GOVERNOR SaaS version and integration to market leading third-party tools.
Commercially, we will continue our expansion across Europe and USA, in collaboration with our network of partners. We expect to expand the implementation of GOVERNOR and reach a total of over 200 large businesses by 2024. This will result in â‚¬200 million in cumulated savings for key enterprises in the EU and elsewhere. The Phase 2 project will allow us to reach the payback period after only 3 years of full commercialization. After 5 years, we expect yearly revenues of over â‚¬20M and a ROI of 7.7.
More info: http://www.sqlgovernor.com.