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Analyst Paper: Total Cost of Ownership
To remain competitive, many companies are looking to open source software as a way to reduce costs, and it has become a viable option for the application server market. These businesses must, however, consider the potential costs - in choosing a server - of management, administration, training, hardware, and opportunity costs due to unexpected downtime.
This study advises readers that their choice of application server should be based on the total cost of ownership (TCO) and provides an in-depth comparison between two major server offerings. The document also outlines the extensive testing the research firm performed for its analysis.