Can you give me a matrix or explain how to calculate ROI and Cost/Benefit on a generic basis or a hospital env...
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA.
ROI on a SAN implementation depends on a number of factors. There are many white papers available from most of the SAN vendors that cover this in greater detail than I can here.
Here are some of the things that need to be taken into account when determining ROI:
- Increased Disk Utilization (DAS=<40% where SAN=>80%!)
- Deferring Disk Procurement
- Terabytes (TB)-per-Administrator Improvement
- Reduce Data Center Rack/Floor Space
- Deferring Tape Library Procurement
- New Disaster Recovery (DR) Capabilities
- On-line Recoverability Options
- Improved Data Path Availability
- Reduction of General-purpose UNIX (r) and Microsoft (r)Windows NT (r) Servers
- Improve LAN/WAN Performance, Avoid Upgrades
- Reduce/Eliminate Backup Servers
- Reduce/Eliminate Batch, Backup Windows
- Storage on Demand
Dig Deeper on Enterprise storage, planning and management
Related Q&A from Christopher Poelker
RAID can allow for better storage performance and higher availability, and there are many different RAID types. Read a comparison of RAID levels, as ...continue reading
SAN expert Chris Poelker discusses how to change the size of a LUN in a Microsoft cluster server environment.continue reading
SAN expert Chris Poelker compares connecting a SAN with wavelength cabling and dark fiber and discusses the pros and cons of each.continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.