Published: 22 January 2016
Solid-state arrays deliver superior performance and are increasingly replacing legacy and hybrid external controller-based storage systems. Infrastructure managers can use this research to determine the total cost of ownership based on Gartner end-user surveys and inquiries.
Included in Full Research
- Use Data Simulation Tools That Emulate Your Own Workloads to Verify Vendor Claims on Data Reduction, and Insist on Contractual Warranties Around Reduction Ratios
- Select Vendors That Offer Flexibility, Supported by Maintenance Guarantees, to Decouple Software, Capacity and Controller Upgrades That Can Be Extended Beyond Standard Three- to Five-Year Terms
- Collaborate With Facilities Teams to Accurately Estimate Space, Power and Cooling Savings to Build a Stronger Internal Business Case
- Measure and Quantify Workforce Productivity Through Storage Administration Efficiency, End-User Productivity and Reduced Transaction Times