Dell commissioned Principled Technologies to compare the total cost of ownership (TCO) of two rack server solutions: the Dell™ PowerEdge™ R710 and HP ProLiant Dl385 G5. Principled Technologies compared costs by rack and by server, examining the TCO of the rack server solutions at acquisition and at one, three and five years. Below are the key findings:

  • PowerEdge R710 had a lower TCO and yielded significant savings over the HP ProLiant DL385 G5 server solution.*
  • Dell’s lower cost for management software for the PowerEdge R710 server solution contributes significantly to Dell’s cost savings over the HP ProLiant DL385 G5 server solution.
* TCO includes hardware, support, management software, IO virtualization, power, cooling, network ports and data center space.