Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a financial estimate designed to help consumers and enterprise managers assess direct and indirect costs related to the purchase of any capital investment, such as (but not limited to) computer software or hardware. A TCO assessment ideally offers a final statement reflecting not only the cost of purchase but all aspects in the further use and maintenance of the equipment, device, or system considered.
This colocation buyer’s guide includes a checklist of important factors to consider before choosing a provider, along with buying criteria to help you make the best decision for your infrastructure needs.
Data center leaders that opt for basic PDUs because they cost less than intelligent PDUs are making a big mistake. The truth is intelligent PDUs offer a significantly higher return on investment (ROI). Learn why intelligent PDUs are the smart choice.
Tier-1 Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) like HP, Dell and Lenovo are facing new competition from Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs), and other companies providing “white-box” equipment based on open-source specifications. As this paper will discuss, there are more factors than initial price
Download this case study to discover how a private discovery cloud infrastructure enables students and faculty to focus solely on medical research with its on-demand, self-service capabilities. Find out how it is changing the way content is shared and stored within an organization.
The value proposition of unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) is multidimensional. UC&C empowers workers to streamline the collaborative process, raising productivity to new heights, enables individuals to collaborate in real time with coworkers, partners, customers and suppliers in different parts of the globe, and can significantly reduce communications costs.
In October 2013, Cisco commissioned Forrester Consulting to dive deeper into the current usage trends and perceptions of unified communications among midsize organizations (100 to 999 employees) across North America, Asia, and Europe.
Raritan’s hybrid transfer switch offers surge protection, field replaceable fuses, and disaster recovery in case of a shorted load. They’re also energy efficient - consuming a mere 20W - and thereby produce less heat resulting in fewer issues during installation and day-to-day use.
In this white paper, Cloud Spectator reveals the results from a normalized comparison of performance between two cloud providers’ services, Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 and Internap AgileCLOUD. The analysis considered each provider’s IaaS functionality, price, and performance in typical cloud-hosted workloads.
This white paper will “follow the money” and show where the power is being used within your data center facility, along with the effects of changes like increasing the overall temperature within your data center.
Ballooning data growth and ever-shrinking IT budgets have combined to push higher-density disk arrays to the forefront for almost any organization contemplating investment in new backup solutions. That’s not surprising; after all, the promise of more backup capacity and performance in less data center real estate sounds irresistible to anyone seeking greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness from their existing IT infrastructure.
University of East Anglia wished to create a “green” HPC resource, increase compute power and support research across multiple operating systems. Platform HPC increased compute power from 9 to 21.5 teraflops, cut power consumption rates and costs and provided flexible, responsive support.
This white paper aims to help businesses understand the total value of ownership (TVO) delivered by the managed cloud by documenting and evaluating the potential impact of several key qualitative factors.
This white paper aims to help businesses address these fundamental questions, based on a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) modeling methodology built from Rackspace’s extensive experience working with IT organizations of all sizes, in order to make an informed ROI assessment.