There is nothing more valuable to a company than its data and the smooth running of its day-to-day business. Reliable servers are therefore critical to a company’s success but investing in an on-site solution is costly.
When choosing local servers, business owners often do not consider all the expenses this will incur; the focus is on the initial hardware costs which are just the tip of the iceberg. It is much more interesting to take a look at what is beneath the surface i.e. the hidden costs which include operating costs, maintenance and energy consumption.
Operating costs are directly related to a company’s business processes and buyers know these costs will be incurred although not always to what extent. Unforeseen expenses also invariably add to the original purchase price thus significantly increasing the total cost of ownership.