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Published: 29 Oct 2012

Benefits of the utility model Implementing a utility storage environment can reap many operational rewards. The following list of benefits comes from a report, "Shining the Light on Utility Computing--A Business Perspective," authored by Michael Fisch and published in The Clipper Group Explorer: Delivers IT as a service, not as a box or fixed asset Provides the enterprise with the right services, in the right amounts, at the right time Optimizes the reliability, performance and total cost of ownership of IT resources Responds quickly to support changing business requirements Raises accountability for responsible consumption and reliable service delivery Source: The Clipper Group Inc. Flip a switch and get more or less storage, and only pay for what you actually use. That's the picture the term "utility storage" conjures--the idea that IT resources can be turned on and off to coincide with fluctuating needs just as we control the flow of electricity, water or gas into our homes and offices. The benefits are as obvious as they are tempting: no more overbuying,... Access >>>

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