Choosing to Modernize Your IT Infrastructure isn’t Just about TCO (Total Cost of Operation)

March 15, 2021

The Total Cost of Operation (TCO) of a computing system is an institution’s total cost for obtaining and preserving that particular system. TCO considers all of the costs associated with a particular product or service throughout its life cycle, direct costs, indirect costs, also known as “hidden” costs.

IT professionals have merely factored in the expenses of purchasing hardware and applications. It is not surprising that in a world of easy-to-manage mainframes, these were by far the most significant costs to examine. In the era of e-commerce, PCs, and client/server systems, the size of work needed to organize and conserve systems has become burdensome. These systems are in place with more elements, settings for users to manage—and the expenses of computing now go far beyond the tolls of acquisition.

The TCO takes into consideration most costs like design, research, environmental factors, etc. What this format doesn’t take into consideration is the back end of the research, the design, and the system management. Even though TCO is the crux of your upgrade it’s not everything about it. And finally, when you go ahead and invest such a huge amount, it’s vital that it’s done right.

Modernizing your IT infrastructure can be one of the most exciting as well as challenging tasks for an organization. Working with remarkable new generation products to expand or better your business can be exciting and terrifying at the same time. No matter which category you fall into, we’ve got you covered.

What we want to give you is a base that can help you take smarter IT decisions. It’s not as simple as buying the best, or the costliest service but the products change their variation depending on the kind of business you handle.

Here are two things apart from TCO you should be looking at when you’re thinking to upgrade your IT infrastructure:

Security

This is crucial and one of the most important aspects of any business, a breach of security seems to be far-fetched. Even though it is a stretch, businesses have lost millions through simple faults, that could have been avoided if only invested in a higher-end product. In this day and age safeguarding your data in every format has become an essential need. Thus, look at each product as an extension of how secure it is. A few hundred spent now can save you thousands later.

Reliability

With server failure rates increasing in recent times, what if your server fails? How much time does it take for it to come back? Do you have a backup server? What happens in the case of natural disaster? Can you safeguard your data?

All important questions that should be answered when you are upgrading your IT infrastructure. The current average age of a server is between five and seven years. When you couple that fact with ITIC’s 11th annual Hourly Cost of Downtime Survey, stating that for SMB to Enterprise size firms, downtime can cost $100,000 or more per hour in lost revenue, lost end user productivity, and direct IT costs, it is something that should be addressed. This does not even consider the potential loss in customer goodwill. Reliability is not just about new hardware. You need a modern way of proactively managing your servers allowing you to respond with tools and automation.

Start your modernization journey today. If your servers are older than three years, you should refresh, but don’t just do what you have been doing. Instead, think of how to modernize your whole approach to server operations, management, and consumption.

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