Can you give me a matrix or explain how to calculate ROI and Cost/Benefit on a generic basis or a hospital environment?

Any help would be appreciated.

Requires Free Membership to View

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:

1-Increased Disk Utilization (DAS=<40% where SAN=>80%!)
2-Deferring Disk Procurement
3-Terabytes (TB)-per-Administrator Improvement
4-Reduce Data Center Rack/Floor Space
5-Deferring Tape Library Procurement
6-New Disaster Recovery (DR) Capabilities
7-On-line Recoverability Options
8-Improved Data Path Availability
9-Reduction of General-purpose UNIX (r) and Microsoft (r)Windows NT (r)
10-Improve LAN/WAN Performance, Avoid Upgrades
11-Reduce/Eliminate Backup Servers
12-Reduce/Eliminate Batch, Backup Windows
13-Storage on Demand 

You can find more info on this timely subject at:

This was first published in August 2001

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: