Help! My User Base Eats Storage for Lunch! How Does a Storage Manager Show Cost Transparency?

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Monday, April 6, 2009
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In today’s data center storage is the fastest growing component, this as storage managers are faced with the daunting task of reducing cost while keeping up with service levels. The DBAs insist their applications need to have the high end storage devices because their application is the most important to the success of the business. While the accountant down the hall has saved no less than 10 copies of last month’s ledgers because he/she wants to make sure they don’t lose it. How does a storage manager manage its user base? By making the financial costs of storage transparent to the user population. This presentation is designed to help you get started on creating TCO for your storage systems as well as tips on how to communicate the storage costs to your user base.

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Show how end users can create a TCO service catalog for storage.
Tips on how to share these catalogs and costs with its user base.