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Calculating TCO for Energy
IT organizations and the consultants and salespeople who serve them often generate business cases to project costs of alternatives. Though commonly termed total cost of ownership (TCO), these analyses involve variable costs of IT infrastructure. A trend of the exhaustion of data-center electrical capacity has raised the importance of electrical consumption and costs. In this article, you’ll learn how to estimate server electric consumption and calculate the resulting operating expenses for business cases. Reposted with permission from IBM Systems Magazine.