Gartner Research

Use a TCO Model to Estimate the Costs of Your Data Center

Published: 26 June 2012

ID: G00233221

Analyst(s): David Cappuccio

Summary

The cost to own and run a data center is significantly higher than many IT managers realize. Develop a total cost of ownership model to capture or estimate these costs, analyze where costs are allocated, and determine where budgets need to be increased or reduced.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Analysis

  • Why a New Model, and What's So Great About This One
    • The Methodology
    • Facilities
    • Energy
    • Servers
    • Storage
    • Communications
    • Software
  • The Metrics
    • Facility Specifics
    • Cost Specifics
  • Bottom Line

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