Server TCO Tools – Everybody Has One and They Are Different.
Every server manufacturer has a Server TCO tool, of sorts. Why do I say “of sorts”? Because rather than a straightforward approach to TCO, some tools color the input parameters with fixed pre-sets, conditions and assumptions. Certainly every tool has some assumptions and pre-sets; they just need to be applied equitably across all scenarios and […]
Blade Server Architecture Comparison – Important Differences Abound
I recently wrote a blog titled Blade Server TCO and Architecture – You Cannot Separate Them and thought a little more on the architecture side would be a good thing. With so much misinformation (dis-information?) about UCS running around in the ether, I thought the straight forward comparison offered here would be valuable. It is […]
Blade Server TCO and Architecture – You Cannot Separate Them
I have heard this a lot over the years, in one way or another – “The only price that really counts is what I actually pay for my server.” Alright, so why bother with a TCO analysis? The truth is that server acquisition costs only contribute 20% (or less) to a 3 year server TCO. […]