The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) method helps you see savings that go beyond hardware costs alone. Costs such as power and cooling, deployment and maintenance, and interruption to your business due to outages are often overlooked when determining the costs. Below is a conservatively estimated cost of one mail server over three years for a mid-size company.
The above numbers are based on the average mail server in a medium sized company over three years. Every effort was made to produce the most accurate numbers for the above comparison; however, the real costs of servers vary greatly based on the type of server, how it is used and how much it is used. We encourage you to perform your own Total Cost of Ownership analysis.