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Published: 16 Oct 2012

My february 2003 column, ("Utilization: it's probably worse than you think") which discussed measuring storage utilization, generated the most feedback I've received so far in my year of writing for Storage. I can't say I was surprised, though. Storage utilization is a part of every storage manager's life, with users complaining about having too little space and management demanding users make do with what they have. Even with growing disks and rapidly shrinking per-GB prices, there's always too much storage installed and yet too little available for use. No matter how much storage is available, it never seems to be enough. Storage resource management software is touted as a tool to hunt down inappropriate storage uses, which shows that managers are already asking these questions: How can I match value with expenditures? How can I improve usage of storage resources? How do I know if I'm doing a good job? Measuring quality: value at risk I recently presented metrics for measuring the utilization of storage space. For each link in the chain--from array to ... Access >>>

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