9 Ways Flash Cuts Your Computing Costs

Find out how flash storage can reduce your capital and operational expenses.

Marcia Savage

April 13, 2016

10 Slides

I assume you know that flash is disrupting computing. In 2012, the total cost of ownership of flash-based storage systems dropped below the TCO for traditional storage and in 2014, the total cost of acquisition for the actual software and hardware costs for a flash-based storage system dropped below the acquisition cost of a hard drive-based system. These savings can be achieved whether you’re managing a hyperscale data center or building an internal cloud for a startup. 

But what you might not know is how flash lowers your costs. There are basically nine ways flash lowers your costs; three are related to capital costs, four are associated with operational expenses, and two are related to business productivity. No two customers are alike. Some customers leverage flash for pure speed, while others are focused more significantly on costs. The following pages give you an idea of what to expect. With flash, less always gets you more.

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About the Author(s)

Marcia Savage

Executive Editor, Network Computing

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