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Capacity Savings and Storage Utilization Guarantees: What's Included, and Are They Worth Considering?

Published: 03 November 2008

ID: G00162398

Analyst(s): April Adams


Customers evaluating capacity savings or utilization guarantees offered by some storage vendors should know they're not comparing apples to apples. We examine three programs to help users understand what questions to ask and what to look for in the fine print.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • The Programs
    • NetApp 50% Virtualization Guarantee
    • Compellent Space Reclamation Program
    • Pillar Data 80% Utilization/Performance Guarantee
  • Advice for End Users
  • General Recommendations
  • Sample Questions to Ask
  • Other Vendors' Programs
  • Conclusion

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