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Ducati Motor Holding limited is a motorcycle designers and manufactures based in Italy. It owned by German automobile manufacturer Audi and Lamborghini which all comes under Volksvogen. It has rapidly moved to virtualization in past few years thus reducing the capital costs and had flexibility in applications, Ducati moved to 100% cloud due to high utilization of server virtualization; So Ducati has also embraced to Private cloud automation across both in racing and street bike business.

Ducati collaborated with Aruba for a cloud automation thus signing the three-year agreement. Aruba is an Italy’s web hosting Services Company and has improved its activities in Europe with Aruba cloud, it offers the cloud based services on data centres in France, UK and Czech Republic. Aruba decided to have collaboration with Ducati as it Shares a significant values with Bologna-based manufacturer, operating with competence and passion to guarantee the satisfaction of their clients and users across the world. Those values led to the sign an agreement of this prestigious partnership.

Total Cost of Ownership was considered before moving to Private Cloud.

  • CAPITAL EXPENSES & OPERATIONAL EXPENSES.
  1. Cost of Migration to Cloud Platforms: Moving data to the cloud is one of the most important steps of any migration. Aruba charges fees for transferring data to Cloud. Yet it’s likely that number is smaller than all of the costs which Ducati currently paying for on-premise infrastructure.
  2. Reliability and Availability: Aruba offers guaranteed performance of 99, 95% uptime in a month for private cloud operations and offers services throughout the agreement period of time.
  3. Resources: Aruba provides, Maximum of 32 cores per Virtual Machines, 256GB of ram per Virtual Machines, Unlimited disk space, Network resources as per requirements.
  4. Privacy and Security: Aruba uses VMware NSX and VMware VCloud Director for managing the network and securities. Operations can all be done by password protected log-in.
  5. Scalability: Aruba offers upgrading and downgrading at anytime, which allows the users to expand or reduce the resources as per the requirements.
  6. Maintenance, Monitoring and Other Services: Aruba provides the features of uptime monitoring and usage monitoring to manage the storage and other resources.
  • Capital Expenses and Operational Expenses For On-Premise Virtualization Servers.
VARIABLES INITIAL YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3
Cost of Migration to Cloud Platforms
Reliability and Availability $0 $300000 $400000 $500000
Privacy and Security $500000 $100000 $100000 $100000
Resources $3000000 $150000 $190000 $250000
Maintenance, Monitoring and Other Services $0 $200000 $200000 $300000
Scalability $0 $30000 $70000 $150000
Total One Time Expenses $3500000 $550000 $690000 $850000
  • Capital Expenses and Operational Expenses For Private Cloud.
VARIABLES INITIAL YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3
Cost of Migration to Cloud Platforms 200000 $0 $0 $0
Reliability and Availability $0 $0 $0 $0
Privacy and Security $0 $0 $0 $0
Resources $0 $0 $0 $0
Maintenance, Monitoring and Other Services $0 $300000 $300000 $300000
Scalability $0 $10000 $10000 $10000
Total One Time Expenses $200000 $310000 $310000 $310000
  • Total cost for On-Premise Virtualization Server Vs Private Cloud.
Total One Time Costs INITIAL YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3
Total Cost for On-Premise Virtualization server $3500000 $550000 $690000 $850000
Total Cost of Private Cloud Costs $200000 $310000 $310000 $310000

Conclusion:

Moving to the cloud from On-Premise Virtualization server, Ducati able to deploy the Design, New Architectures, Applications and Solutions in a incredibly shorter period of time. The Private Cloud also enables Ducati to support the business and growth of the company with the low cost of investments compare to On-Premise Virtualization Server.

Ref: http://www.zdnet.com/article/learn-why-ducati-races-ahead-with-private-cloud-and-a-virtualization-rate-approaching-100-percent/