Approaches to Storage Cost Management in the New Economy
Source: IDG (International Data Group)
Data growth is not a new issue. Over the past years, a number of solutions have been introduced to the market to help address the explosive growth in data. However, for many IT departments, the ongoing decline in the cost of disk storage or dollar per gigabyte ($/GB) has meant that the easier solution is simply to add more disk space to address data growth. This approach has been perceived to be the fast, easy and cheap option for many organizations; however, the market dynamics are changing and the acquisition of storage space is no longer where the major cost concerns are being felt.