You save over 70% of costs by

  • Eliminating cold/inactive data from the primary storage footprint
  • Eliminating snapshots and backup copies (2 weeks of snapshots at 10% daily change rate is 1X) – typically in most environments there are 2 to 5 copies of data kept as backups or snapshots
  • Eliminating backup software licensing on the inactive data
  • Eliminating the need to replicate the data especially when it is moved to a resilient object or cloud storage

Here is an example ROI per terabyte when moving data to the cloud