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Archive for February, 2007

This is item #28 of the 32 types of storage ownership costs. This single category generate more discussion than almost any other items in the list of 32.

I have been a bit neglectful of writing about the 32 types of storage ownership costs. This entry is an extension on item #26 – Storage Performance as a cost of ownership.

A couple of years ago, I was consulting for a large Canadian Telco customer. They told me they were achieving 80TB-per-person for their storage infrastructure. I found this ratio impossible to believe. As we got deeper into the topic, I found that many of what I considered basic labor functions were not factored into that [...]

Introduction Storage economics is a suite of methodologies, tools, services and planning tactics that help IT Departments identify the total cost of storage ownership, and provides strategies that help reduce ongoing costs. Disk price is only 25 percent of the total cost of owning the disk over three to four years, so most of you [...]

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