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Practical Migration from x86 to Linux on IBM System z by Serkan Sahin, Tito Ogando, Berthold Gunreben, Craig Gardner, Eduardo Simoes Franco, Lydia Parziale

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Analyze and understand
This chapter outlines some of the points you need to consider before making the decision to migrate to the Linux on IBM System z platform. This chapter also provides a description of total cost of ownership (TCO) as well as assists in analyzing which workloads would make good candidates for migration. Additionally, we touch on the financial benefits of migration.
 
2.1 Total cost of ownership analysis
Many CIOs recognize the return on investment (ROI) in the information technology of their companies, but at the same time ...

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