Cost Model for Planning, Development and Operation of a Data Center
Source: Hewlett-Packard (HP)
The emergence of the compute utility and growth in data center based compute services necessitates an examination of costs associated with housing and powering the compute, networking and storage equipment. The cost model must take into account the complexity in power delivery, cooling, and required levels of redundancies for a given service level agreement. The cost of maintenance and amortization of power delivery and cooling equipment must also be included. Furthermore, the advent of slim servers such as "blades" has led to immense physical compaction.