Reference guide

HPE Synergy TCO Calculator: Hardware and software cost overview and methodology

Abstract

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 hpe.com (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 hardware and software acquisition and support costs when migrating from existing legacy servers to a new HPE Synergy Composable Infrastructure.

Summary

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 hardware and software acquisition and support cost elements being the topic of this paper.
This paper reviews the HPE Synergy TCO Calculator methodology and formulas for the hardware and software initial acquisition as well as ongoing maintenance support costs associated with purchasing a new HPE Synergy Composable system as a replacement to an existing system legacy system.