Gartner Research

Storage Utilization Is Decreasing, Stop Wasting Money

Published: 25 May 2018

ID: G00347626

Analyst(s): Valdis Filks , Santhosh Rao

Summary

Storage utilization in data centers decreased from 67% in 2011 to 56% in 2017, equating to an effective cost increase of 11%. I&O leaders must look beyond vendor discounts and learn how to save on storage costs by enforcing existing policies and deploying new technologies to increase utilization.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

  • The Cost of Wasted Space

Analysis

  • Increase Your Storage Utilization Rate by Benchmarking Current Rates and Enforcing Strict Storage Management Policies
  • Train All System Administrators in Core Storage Management Techniques
  • Replace Old and Inefficient Mirroring or Multiple Copy Techniques With Proven Efficient RAID 6 or Erasure Code Techniques

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