Minimizing the lifetime cost of your high-performance cloud data center is a priority for all data center architects. In fact, 46 percent say “improving TCO” is their most important objective (Gartner). Innovative leaders optimize total cost of ownership (TCO) by improving their deployment methods and incorporating new more powerful technologies as soon they are introduced. But that’s only part of the solution. Here’s how our deep technical experience and global resources help you create and maintain cloud data centers without breaking the bank.
Consider all costs throughout the entire product lifecycle
A strategic approach to product selection can help to manage capital expenditure (CapEx) and save you money in the long run. For example, using common elements or building blocks in the data center can help with the costs of maintenance and greatly simplify management. Taking advantage of the performance gains associated with new technologies, such as the newest processor families, storage density and IO throughput, require an investment. However, they also provide long-term performance gains that deliver significant TCO enhancements over time.
But CapEx considerations are only the tip of the iceberg. Operational expenditure (OpEx), including infrastructure maintenance, power, networking and personnel can greatly impact the TCO equation. It’s important to also evaluate how your infrastructure choices drive the hidden costs of downtime, cooling, energy inefficiency, non-optimized compute workloads and network connectivity.
These cost considerations mean you need to evaluate your infrastructure and forecast TCO with the entire product lifecycle in mind. The decisions you make could have lasting effects for many years. With our highly-customized server and storage solutions, we help you manage direct, indirect and hidden costs by optimizing the balance between performance and your true cost. And our flexible warranty and service offerings meet the life of products, so you have peace of mind from start to finish.
Upgrade your technology and processes to downsize costs
Global demand for data centers is growing at a rapid pace. New users, more endpoints and data-hungry applications put stress on budgets in the race to stay competitive. Deploying infrastructure based on new technologies and processes can help you incorporate efficiencies to achieve a better overall cost-to-performance ratio.
With our portfolio of reference architectures, you can develop cloud infrastructure that incorporates the latest technology available while still customizing the designs to only include what you need. These custom designs, optimized for your specific workloads, can help you develop nimble solutions.
Design with manufacturing in mind
Scaling up volume at the lowest cost possible – without sacrificing on product quality – is a challenge best solved in the design phase. When you design products with manufacturability and large-scale production in mind, you avoid costly delays later on. We apply our design-led manufacturing expertise to help you deliver lower TCO from design to deployment.
When manufacturing happens closer to your data center, you can bring products to market faster. With suppliers and facilities around the world, our global manufacturing footprint and supply chain help keep costs down. When it’s time to deliver, cut time and shipping costs with our in-region fulfillment centers. And thanks to our global expertise in local tax and trade laws, we can help develop global and regional strategies for cost-effective deployment.
Partner with an industry leader
Working with multiple partners to meet your needs is a drain on time and resources that could impact the final product. A single, focused partner to manage all your infrastructure demands means you can dive deeper into your business.
We have the expertise and connections to keep you ahead. We move data center infrastructure standards forward in open source consortiums, such as the Open Compute Project (OCP). That means we're contributing ideas and ultimately raising quality standards while lowering TCO. And as industry leaders, our close technology partnerships mean you get the greatest value at every stage of the process.
Results are just around the corner
Reducing TCO for your unique environment, while keeping multi-year plans in mind, can be overwhelming. Leverage our decades of experience for comprehensive cloud infrastructure solutions to reduce your TCO and achieve the results you need.