IT Budget Strategy in a Down Economy: Stop Buying Storage!
The current recessionary economic cycle has introduced a great deal of uncertainty into the business climate. Organizations are reluctant to spend any more money than absolutely necessary, which has limited or delayed the acquisition of IT equipment that otherwise, might have been routine. Forecasts vary widely for the depth and length of any recession, but it is clear that 2009/2010 budgets are uncertain at best and hedged against a prolonged downturn. To begin the effort, CommandCentral Storage will benchmark existing operations and provide a clear path to operational efficiency. Then, with the judicious application of thin provisioning and data deduplication, IT organizations can significantly reduce the capacity needs of their infrastructure as well as the growth rate of stored data.