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Gain Significant Economic Benefits

Top 3 Reasons to Economize Your Storage

  • Save for a brighter future. During lean economic times, you can capitalize on your existing storage investments through increased utilization and economically superior storage architectures.
  • Maximize IT agility. Flexible, dynamic storage infrastructures increase utilization and your ability to respond to changing business needs while ensuring IT service levels are met.
  • Give sustainability the green light. Storage Economics can help you reduce power and cooling costs for a more sustainable IT infrastructure and a greener future.
Overview

Build Economically Superior Storage Architectures

Our Storage Economics model reveals that over 4 years storage acquisition costs are just 20 to 33% of their total cost of ownership. That means you need to multiply your capital costs by up to 5 to truly understand of the cost of storage over its lifetime.

But the news is not all bad. There are technologies that can help you get maximum value from your previous storage investments. They reduce the need for future investment to grow at the same rate that your data grows. We call these economically superior storage architectures and their key ingredients include:

  • Storage virtualization
  • Thin provisioning
  • Dynamically tiered storage
  • Storage consolidation
  • Data deduplication
  • Integrated archive

Hitachi has worked with more than 800 organizations worldwide to:

  • Assess storage requirements from a business perspective
  • Benchmark the true costs of existing storage infrastructure
  • Identify key areas for cost reduction and a path to realize those savings
  • Deliver technology solutions that are economically efficient and sustainable


Features and Benefits

Proven model. Real results.

We have applied our storage economics methodology to more than 800 enterprises worldwide. We know that total cost of ownership cannot be confused with purchase cost only. The true cost of owning enterprise storage capacity breaks into a small number of well-known categories: labor, equipment, maintenance and downtime.

Through this process, we have uncovered several key challenges facing today’s storage and IT professionals:

  • Acquisition costs account for just 20 to 33% of the total cost of storage – the remaining costs come from an additional 30+ contributors to storage TCO
  • Up to 75% of an organization’s current investment in storage is wasted, because just 25% of storage capacity is utilized
  • Transferring data to “the next technology” will cost you around US$76,000 per terabyte
Resources

Economize Your Storage

Read about 6 essential strategies to apply Storage Economics to your storage.

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