Data storage across all organisations is growing exponentially and “large” data is becoming a costly and growing problem.
How do you calucate the Total Cost of Ownership per gigabyte of storage – our breakdown of this is as follows based on analysis of customer installations, cost of storage (based on EMC hardware) and administrative and backup costs:
|Initial Cost||Depreciated Cost per Annum (4 Years)|
|Cost of Storage Hardware per GB||£4.61||£1.15|
|Cost of Backup Hardware per GB||£9.52||£2.38|
|Cost of Administration per GB Current||£0.24||£0.24|
|Total Cost per GB||£14.37||£3.77|
This gives a Total Cost of ownership per GB of £14.37 and an ongoing TCO of £3.77
Some customers have used figures as high as £18 per GB for TCO so a range may be appropriate.