- Storage Economics
Storage Economics presents a major shift in the way companies assess their storage requirements and investment returns, from one focused on capital expenditure to the true ownership cost. These days the capital cost typically equates to just 20% of the total cost of ownership over 3 to 4 years, understanding the other 80% - the operational expense - is essential to containing and reducing the overall costs.
Operational costs typically include areas such as electricity, floor space, people, risk of downtime, and hardware and software maintenance licenses, to name but a few. Hitachi Data Systems has characterized 33 different types of storage costs. By working with customers to establish their priorities for cost reduction, we help the customer to evaluate alternative initiatives to reduce total costs. These may include storage consolidation, virtualization, tiered storage, disaster protection, backup improvements and management automation as examples. These initiatives or investments can be mapped directly to the 33 types of costs that will create a total cost reduction.
How do HDS make this happen?
- Quick Estimator Assessment: A simple light assessment of your current economic architecture using our Storage Economics Quick Estimator Tool we can quickly calculate potential storage savings. Many customers find this in itself a sufficient way to identify pragmatic cost saving solutions.
- One Day Workshop: This workshop presents relevant stakeholders with the total potential cost savings and helps to understand the implications when applying alternative architecture models to the data centre.
- Detailed Storage Economics Assessment: A full assessment includes a one day introductory workshop to explain our Storage Economics concept. This is followed by one week of onsite consulting engagements which consist of in-depth interviews with key stakeholders from your business. Our experts use these findings to prepare a detailed report that document’s the results as well as a financial model that compares the current architecture to alternatives, enabling the customer to select the right approach to building an economically superior storage architecture for future growth.
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- Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS)
- Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP)
- Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI)
- Hitachi Storage Economics
- Hitachi NAS Platform (HNAS)
- Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)