Understand your total cost of ownership
for Data Center

A key part of planning a successful migration is understanding your total cost of ownership and return on investment (ROI). 


Steps to build a business case for Data Center

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Calculate your server total cost of ownership

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Calculate your Data Center total cost of ownership

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Calculate the ROI of migration to Data Center


Calculate your Server total cost of ownership

When you calculate your total cost of ownership, you need to consider your maintenance costs, as well as your operational costs, such as infrastructure, security, user management, and downtime.

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Maintenance costs
+
Operational costs
=
Server total cost of ownership

Maintenance

Maintenance costs are your annual maintenance fee for each of the server products you own. 

Operational

Operational costs for server are based on:

  • Hardware infrastructure
  • Instance profile size
  • Downtime
  • Security
  • User management

Calculate your total cost of ownership for Data Center

Your Data Center total cost of ownership is based on your subscription and operational costs. As you’re calculating your TCO, build your business case around your organization’s future growth.

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Subscription costs
+
Operational costs
=
Data Center total cost of ownership

Subscription

Subscription costs based on:

  • Your annual Data Center cost
  • Marketplace apps
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You will need to adjust your cost summary based on any discounts you are eligible for.

Operational

Operational costs for Data Center are based on:

  • Hardware infrastructure
  • Deployment architecture
  • Instance profile size
  • Hosting method
  • Downtime
  • Security
  • User management

Calculate your ROI

After calculating your total cost of ownership for both server and Data Center, you can calculate your return on investment (ROI).

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(Server TCO - Data Center TCO)
/
Data Center TCO x 100
=
ROI %

Want more information on how to calculate your total cost of ownership (TCO)?

We've pulled together some more detailed considerations to help you build out your TCO.