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Thinking Evergreen: Is Your Hardware Aging Faster Than Your Christmas Tree?

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For Christmas trees, I like to go big. One that scrapes the ceiling is not too tall. But for storage hardware, you’re looking at two factors—the storage size, as measured in terabytes, and the physical size, as measured in inches or rack U space. Many organizations are now choosing larger storage sizes to keep pace with growing data volumes. Bonus sizing tip: To keep your options open as data grows and compliance requirements change, you may also want to consider hardware that has built-in options for long-term retention in the cloud, relieving the pressure on your on-premises storage. But while bigger is better for storage size, a smaller physical footprint is advantageous. Gartner Inc. recently calculated the cost of just 1U of rack space in the data center at $1135 - $2270, which includes, environmental requirements like power, cooling, and infrastructure expenses.

 

Thinking Evergreen: Is Your Hardware Aging Faster Than Your Christmas Tree?

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Great article, thank you for posting. I completely agree with selecting a vendor with a history of investing in research and development. A vendor that shows constant innovation and gives their customers a compelling technical reason to move to new appliances every three years is a critical component of any hardware replacement program. All of your points are good, but particularly this one. 

Mark Jordan

www.unitrends.com 

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