Why Read This
There's a great deal of hype surrounding cloud delivery models of all flavors, with the assumption that it will usher in a new era of cheaper, better IT. But most I&O organizations struggle to compare the capital, operational, and staffing cost differences between internal and cloud storage. This document will break down the cost differences by modeling a common workload — file storage — built and deployed traditionally versus consumed through the public cloud. Our models reveal a significant cost difference, with the cloud-based model coming in 74% less expensive than I&O running it in-house. However, we encourage I&O leaders to use this document and the associated "Cost Analysis Tool: Cloud Versus Internal File Storage" Excel workbook as a tool and methodology for comparison. Customize the tool with numbers from your own environment and make a better decision as to whether cloud file storage makes sense in your business technology environment.
Tags: Cloud Computing, Cloud Storage, Infrastructure Architectures, IT Infrastructure & Operations, Measurement, Metrics, Sourcing & Procurement, Sourcing Strategy & Execution, Storage, Storage Management, Systems Management, Tech Sector Economics, Technology, Technology Pricing & Licensing