2011-03-30 02:03 PM
ROI models often paint an amazing picture of the savings I can achieve with various efficiency technologies that are now available, but how do I actually realise these in my environment? I have many clients that struggle to monitor some of the more hidden costs of efficiency.
Any ideas on how to track the hidden costs of efficiency? I think these are where the really big wins are for any business out there, but I think they are also the most difficult to track and trend.
2011-05-10 08:51 PM
Great questions. I work on the NetApp Realize tool which helps customers estimate how much money they would save by increasing storage efficiency through more efficient hardware and by using technologies like dedupe, thin provisioning, RAID-DP, FlexClone, etc. Here's how you can measure these efficiencies.
Other thoughts on measuring efficiency....