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Do You Know Your Total Cost of Ownership?

DO YOU KNOW YOUR TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP? THE REAL COSTS of storage infrastructure ARE NOT ACQUISITION BUT OPEX- recurring costs that managers must identify and reduce. 3. THE KEY is to start MEASURING I.T. INFRASTRUCTURE with a TCO baseline. OUR STORAGE I.T. ECONOMICS METHODOLOGY GIVES YOU THE TOOLS TO DO THAT. KNOW ALL 34 KINDS OF MONEY As many as 34 DIFFERENT TYPES OF COSTS can be used to create a baseline FOR TOTAL COST of ownership per terabyte. Here are a few of them: Hardware depreciation Software purchase or depreciation 7. Migration, remastering 3. Hardware maintenance 8. Data mobility 4. Software maintenance 9. Power consumption and COoling 10. Monitoring 5. Storage management labor 11. Data center floor space 6. Backup and disaster recovery labor 12. Provisioning time For the full, extended list, download the Four Principles for Reducing Your TCO white paper. CHOOSE ECONOMICALLY SUPERIOR STORAGE ARCHITECTURES PRICE DOES NOT EQUAL COST. These architectures may not be the cheapest to buy, BUT THEY ARE CHEAPER TO OWN OVER TIME. Understand and choose the best ones for your environment. Key ingredients: Dynamically tiered storage Virtualization Different disk types within the same storage system Thin provisioning Power-down disk, MAID Capacity on demand Policy-based storage provisioning Unified storage Deduplication, data compression Integrated archive FOLLOW THE MONEY Use cost reduction as A MEASUREMENT FOR STORAGE improvement. Remember, YOU CANT IMPROVE WHAT YOU CAN'T MEASURE. Here are a few of them: 50 40 30 아 20 10 DASHBOARD 50г Apply metrics to everything: to a single storage system, a particular tier of storage, the backup-and-restore process, and disaster protection costs. Keywords 40 Search Engine Align I.T. technical and operational investment ideas to business benefits 3 아 Overview 20 Analytics 1 아 Data 55% and cost improvements. 65% 40% 60% 75% Dollars Assets Зan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Nov Oct Dec Develop management dashboards to measure 55% 65% Make econometrics part of your I.T. strategies and budgets. 40% what you've spent over the lifetime of your assets. 60% 75% FIND OUT MORE Hitachi Data Systems has developed Storage I.T. Economics, a strategic framework for cost-reducing storage investments. Since 2001, many midsize and large I.T. centers have used this framework to achieve an economically superior way of deploying and growing their storage. Learn more here HITACHI Inspire the Next O Hitachi Data Systems HitachiDataSystems © Hitachi Data Systems Corporation 2014. All rights reserved. HITACHI is a trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd. All other trademarks, service marks and company names in this document or website are properties of their respective owners. April 2014 IG-WP-330-F f @HDScorp IIIIIII IIIIIII IIIIIII

Do You Know Your Total Cost of Ownership?

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The real costs of storage infrastructure are not acquisition but opex–recurring costs that managers must identify and reduce. The infographic for Hitachi Data Systems was created to define the answer.


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