Storage

If You're Doing This, Then Your Storage Could Be Underutilized

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Executive Summary

This paper will focus on how the combination of NetApp's unified storage technology and management software can be used to help reduce not only the capital expenditures for storage but also the operating expenditures associated with the management of that storage. Most of the open systems world of storage is sitting at very low Storage Utilization numbers, some as low as 30%. This means that only 30% of the true storage available to applications actually contains real data. Many data centers would probably deny this. Regardless of what one think, it is important to actually determine true utilization.

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