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Eyeing a storage infrastructure upgrade? New tool shows you where to start

By John Cummings, Editorial Engine editor for HP Technology Services


It’s amazing how often IT organizations want to jump into a storage modernization project before they have a solid understanding of the assets they already own! HP Storage Consulting Services expert KB Ramesh finds that customers are often eager to get going on an upgrade, but can’t answer basic questions on topics such as current capacity and growth trends, types of applications residing on the infrastructure, and procedures for charging storage CAPEX and OPEX costs back to the business.


Check out Ramesh’s blog post Modernizing Your Storage Infrastructure? Answer These 8 Crucial Questions First. The best way to lay the groundwork for an upgrade is to use a discovery tool that can give you a comprehensive picture of your current storage environment, Ramesh argues. HP’s new Storage Efficiency Analysis does just that. It helps the customer quickly understand the current infrastructure and asset utilization, and identifies opportunities to improve the environment technically, operationally and financially.


There are vendors out there offering a “free analysis” – but don’t be taken in, adds Ramesh in a follow-up post 10 Key Elements of a Storage Infrastructure Analysis. You get what you pay for. And if you’re going to invest a chunk of money in modernizing your infrastructure, you’ll want to make sure that your strategy is based on a rock-solid foundation.


Read more about the new HP Storage Efficiency Analysis at our Storage Infrastructure and Service Transformation page.

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