Reference guide

HPE Synergy TCO Calculator: Data center infrastructure cost overview and methodology


This document is the one in a series that identifies the rationale, methodology, formulas, and supporting third-party sources used in the HPE Synergy Business Value Calculator available on (TCO Calculator) assessment of the key costs elements within an analysis. If not done so already, please first review the paper HPE Synergy TCO Calculator overview prior to reading this reference guide. This paper discusses the data center infrastructure costs including construction and power architecture when migrating from existing legacy servers to a new HPE Synergy Composable Infrastructure.


The HPE Synergy Business Value Calculator provides an initial preliminary economic assessment or total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis for a technology consolidation refresh (brownfield analysis) when migrating from legacy HPE and Cisco blade servers to a new HPE Synergy Composable Infrastructure. There are many financial factors to consider when making a decision to replace existing IT systems. As a result, the TCO Calculator provides a very comprehensive analysis inclusive of the cost elements listed in Table 1. The data center construction or rather infrastructure cost element being the topic of this paper.
The decision to outsource or co-locate data center needs versus housing equipment on-site often faces many organizations. Several criteria are often considered in this build vs. rent decision such as control, security, scalability, expertise, time-to-market, and cost. The HPE Synergy TCO Calculator provides a user-selectable data center cost basis for either a co-located or an on-site data center.