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How to Quickly Estimate Total I&O Costs

Published: 05 September 2012

ID: G00236449

Analyst(s): Jay E. Pultz


Gartner's Total Cost of Infrastructure and Operations methodology helps build budgets, develop business cases and optimize costs. Requiring only a half-dozen readily available data inputs, TCIO can be used to estimate and refine TCIO down to the costs of major platforms (e.g., servers).

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Putting I&O Into Financial Perspective
  • Data Center Cost/Budget Components
  • I&O Costs Outside the Data Center
  • Putting It All Together: An Example
  • Caveat: Your Cost Will Vary
  • Applying TCIO
    • Supporting the I&O Budget
    • Developing Investment Business Cases
    • Identifying Cost Optimization Opportunities

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