TCO Analysis of a Traditional vs. Prefabricated Data Center
Standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules provide a “total cost of ownership” (TCO) savings of 30% compared to traditional, built-out data center power and cooling infrastructure. The modular nature of prefabricated facility modules enables scaling and rightsizing to actual data center loads. This, in combination with current power and cooling distribution technologies, results in a TCO savings of nearly 30% over a traditional data center (27.2% capital cost and 31.6% operating cost). This white paper provides a quantitative TCO analysis of the two architectures, and illustrates the key drivers of both the capex and opex savings of the improved architecture.