Weighing the financial considerations of operating a data center facility versus employing a cloud infrastructure requires careful analysis. In practice, it’s not as simple as measuring hardware expense alongside utility pricing. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is often the metric used to estimate direct and indirect costs of a product or a service. Given the differences between the two models, it is challenging to perform accurate apples-to-apples comparisons between on-premises data centers and cloud infrastructure as a service.
This TCO calculator lets you compare the cost of running your applications in an on-premises or traditional hosting environment to AWS. Describe your existing or planning on-premises or hosting infrastructure, get an instant summary report which shows you the three year TCO comparison by cost categories, and download a full report including cost breakdowns, methodology, assumptions, and FAQ.