Just wondering if anyone has any "industry accepted" numbers on storage TCO (cost per GB per year) in a corporate...
By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers.
environment. We've seen numbers ranging from $2000/GB/yr to $120/GB/yr - a big range - even if you consider the differences between NAS, DAS and SAN storage technologies. If there are any reports or white papers that provide current TCO numbers for storage, I'd appreciate it hearing about them.
My general rule of thumb is 10 cents a Megabyte but it all depends on a number of details.
Recently acceptable numbers:
NT/Netware - 3 to 7 cents MB, depending on availability SLA and subsystem
Unix - 7 to 9 cents MB, depending on SLA and subsystem
Mainframe - 10 to 12 cents
Prices are stabilizing within these parameters.
Editor's note: Do you agree with this expert's response? If you have more to share, post it in one of our .bphAaR2qhqA^0@/searchstorage>discussion forums.
Dig Deeper on Data storage strategy
Related Q&A from Christopher Poelker
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
Storage expert Chris Poelker outlines WWN basics in order to answer the question: "Why do HBAs in a SAN have same base?"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.