What is TCOnow! for Cloud

While traditional storage systems must move data to separately designated systems for transaction processing and analytics, products such as IBM's Spectrum Scale can automatically balance resources to support both types of application workloads, including Hadoop based analytics. This dramatically speeds analysis and eliminates the costly and time-consuming process of producing duplicate copies of data. Additional savings are made possible by IBM's Spectrum Scale due to its ability to automatically and intelligently move data to the most strategic and economic storage system available. Through policy-driven features and real-time analytics, for example, Spectrum Scale can automatically move infrequently-used data to less expensive low-cost tape drives, while storing more frequently-accessed data on high-speed Flash systems for quicker access. In addition, the IBM's software features native encryption and secure erase, which ensures that data is irretrievable to comply with regulations such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley. Finally, IBM's Spectrum Scale can increase usable capacity up to 100% with block storage virtualization, while at the same time potentially reducing storage space requirements up to 80% with real-time compression. Combining these savings with commodity hardware can potentially create prodigious TCO savings. However, the only way to accurately capture and document them is by using a robust and detailed TCO analysis model.

TCOnow! shrinks a typical multi-week disk analysis project into a matter of hours. This accelerated analysis is made possible because CIOview's software is packed with data and algorithms on disk arrays, hard drives, advanced functions, and management software. If you want to avoid being hit by hidden fees and disk upgrade costs, then this is the product for you!

Cloud Services supported

  • Alibaba Standard Storage
  • Amazon S3 Standard Cloud Storage
  • Amazon S3 Reduced Redundancy Cloud Storage
  • Amazon S3 Glacier Cloud Storage
  • Google Standard Cloud Storage
  • Google Durable Reduced Cloud Storage
  • Google Nearline Cloud Storage
  • Microsoft Azure Locally Redundant
  • Microsoft Azure Zone Redundant
  • Microsoft Azure Geographically Redundant

Scale Out Solutions Availble

  • IBM Spectrum Scale
  • EMC Isilon S/X/NL/HD Series
  • NetApp FAS 2554 Series
  • NetApp FA 8000 Series
  • HP StoreVirtual 4000

People are saying. . .

“The Cloud is such an obvious solution we did not think about doing anything else in this case until someone used TCOnow! and came up with the hidden costs we might encounter if we went with the Cloud. Instead of a flexible environment the Cloud was a riskier option that could have held our data captive.”
- Consumer Goods

“Just as Big Data became the next great thing the Cloud came along and complicated it. Somehow our senior management thought the two were inextricably linked, but once we looked at the costs of moving our data back and forth the Cloud became prohibitively expensive. TCOnow! helped us get to that point much quicker than we otherwise would have.”
- Financial Services

“We were all set to do back-up to the Cloud until someone looked at TCOnow! and the financial reality set-in. It took a while before everyone bought into the analysis, but the numbers did not lie and in this case the Cloud would have been a very expensive bargain indeed.”
- Oil and Gas

“I read somewhere you cannot do a TCO analysis of the Cloud and if you could no-one can do it as cheaply as Amazon. Once we took into account the cost of migration and the hidden costs associated with our legal situation it was obvious that on a TCO basis the Cloud was not the answer.”
- Healthcare Provider

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