WP:IBM Storwize V7000 TCO White paper
This paper examines the business case that was constructed to contrast the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of the IBM Storwize V7000 with a comparable competitive solution for a medium sized storage application. The financial assessment for this analysis compared the projected costs of upgrading an organization's current storage infrastructure to support predicted growth over the next three, four and five years. Leveraging the virtualization and thin provisioning capabilities of the IBM Storwize V7000 enables utilization improvements of at least 30% and can reduce growth by up to 20% compared to the competitive solution. These benefits are key drivers for providing a robust, scalable, and manageable storage environment with significant savings over competitive alternatives.