MonoSphere Touts Savings

Storage capacity management software from MonoSphere cuts power and cooling costs in a half

December 18, 2007

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- MonoSphere Inc. (, the creator of award-winning storage capacity management software, today announced that medium and large organizations using its latest storage capacity management software can save millions of dollars in power and cooling while significantly reducing capital expenditures. The real-world calculations were done using the example of an organization with 2.5 petabytes of storage at 40 percent utilization and a cost of $20,000 per terabyte. As a result of implementing Storage Horizon, the storage capacity management software from MonoSphere, the company would realize power and cooling savings of $3 million over the three-year lifespan of the hardware and cut the capital expenditures in a half while storage utilization doubled.

According to Gartner, by 2008, 50 percent of current data centers will have insufficient power and cooling capacity to meet the demands of high-density equipment. From this perspective, the need for comprehensive capacity management planning that leads to major power and cooling savings should be vital to any organization.

“When evaluating storage capacity management software, most companies consider the immediate capital cost savings achieved by purchasing less hardware, because of increased utilization that is the result of systematic capacity management,” said Frank Kettenstock, vice president of marketing at MonoSphere. ”While this is immediately visible and substantial, some companies may not realize that the power and cooling savings are also very significant, allowing organizations to allocate the money to other projects.”

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