Can you please give me a matrix or a discussion on how to calculate ROI in a NAS environment? Any help would be appreciated.
Here are a few notes from a seminar we do that might help on ROI:
ROI -- Return On Investment Calculated on a per project basis Assessment of return on investment money for savings or gains from project implementation For storage decision, will include: Cost of solution (hardware and software plus implementation costs) Savings in administration / operations Gains in increased business, productivity, customer service etc. Usually expressed as a % of gain with a payback period of time ROI - Return On Investment calculation Identify infrastructure components and their characteristics Costs Storage ($/megabyte) Servers Operational issues Growth rates (infrastructure and staffing) Relate operational costs and administration effort with infrastructure requirements Quantify soft costs such as opportunity costs
There should be no difference in the method of calculation for NAS or any other storage solution. The elements should be the same.
This was first published in August 2001