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Cloud ROI considerations
Sponsored by IBM
This chapter is included in the Cloud storage challenges and choices E-Book.
When it comes to cloud storage, integrating with your current systems for maximum efficiency is only one piece of a big puzzle. Once the technology is properly understood, there is the task of making the business case for it. Because there is so much talk about low price-entry points for cloud services, there can sometimes be confusion around cloud storage investments as there is more to the topic than pennies-per-gigabyte price points.
In this e-book chapter, technical expert Brien Posey explains how to accurately estimate the cost and ROI from cloud storage by considering factors such as bandwidth connections, raw storage use, transaction costs and more. Posey guides storage managers through the basics of making a case for cloud storage so that storage, applications and business-side stakeholders can gain valuable insight into this quickly evolving technology.
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