Storage Economics Dojo
by David Merrill on Dec 1, 2011
Storage Economics at HDS is approaching its 13th year, and along with the thousands of engagements done around the world, we have prepared many people to think like an economist, talk like an accountant, and act like an architect.
Hundreds of HDS employees, partners and even some customers have taken the path of IT economics enlightenment. Part of this includes a formal learning path, much of which is available through the HDS Academy. I am proud that so much of our economic material (theory papers, case studies, tools) are in the public domain, and that so much training is available to partners and customers on this subject matter.
There is a formal learning path, as outlined below, and it is a mixture of formal training, informal virtual classes, and select readings. Customers, Partners and HDS employees are encouraged (when applicable) to take the white and yellow-belt courses. Blue and black belt levels tend to be reserved for practicing consultants and specialists. HDS Platinum partners are invited to become certified up through the blue belt level.
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If you are a frequent visitor to my blog page (and can prove it) I will put special recognition ‘bands’ on your belt as well.
- Cloud economics
- Data center economics
- VDI economics
- Hypervisor Economics
- Converged Server/storage/solutions