In today’s connected world, a data center is the definition of mission-critical. When you’re building, buying or operating a data center, a misstep today can mean millions of dollars in expenses that could have been avoided.

That’s why understanding and managing your total cost of ownership (TCO) matters. The TCO approach helps you avoid fragmented, reactionary decision making that can lead to overall higher costs—and a loss of uptime.

This whitepaper explores why TCO matters, offers a roadmap to it, and looks at the technology needed, the people and the processes.