How do you feel when your new IT manager/managers start making changes to infrastructure you built over the year?
I will not say that my infrastructure is perfect or future proof as my main goal at the time was disaster recovery. I took over a role as system administrator for a company where everything is physical and has little to no redundancy (except only nightly backup that takes hours/day to restore). As of now, I am confident that the infrastructure is sturdy enough to withstand some minor human errors, or failure, and still be able to recover within couple hours at most.
The new changes involve briing his familiar infrastructure and implement them here. For example, stepping away from hyper-v and onto VMware. His goal seem to be one central command center to control all aspect before anything happens. I like his idea and his vision. He seems to be experienced, or veteran, in making these changes in his previous jobs before. However, my biggest concern is the cost to make all of these happens. All the changes I made cost around $30K - $50K. His changes may cost $100-200K in the span of 2-3 years.
Since I started over a year ago I tried to find a cheap but sturdy solution where IT can survive while it doesn't take a big chunk out of company' pocket. What he wanted, I used to think of getting as well. The different between me and him probably I am willing to work extra hours while save the company thousands of dollars in labor or license. He wants to spend more to make less work in the future. I am torn to see all the work I have done being overthrown in favor for a more simpler control but costly option.
I don't know if I should bring my thoughts to management or CEO or not. If so, should I let him know of all the things I have in my head? What is my approach?
For certain, I will get back to acquiring more certifications, and expect the worst.
EDIT: Since I am not the only making the calls, I do not feel I am responsible to the consequences that may follow. Am I wrong? Do I go with the flow? This is almost opposite to what I have done so far, and I am lost for thoughts.