By Rick LaCoume
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but what they left behind was a wake of destruction for some of the top retailers in the ecommerce sector. According to Business Insider ecommerce giants such as Toys ‘R’ Us, Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, and Barnes & Noble all experienced some sort of downtime. While the total cost of these downtimes isn’t publicly known, I can guess it was enough for their IT staff to take a look at how they can avoid such downtimes in the future.
A quick fact - In 2008 Amazon.com was down for an hour and the total cost of revenue was $2,276,866.80, which equates to $37,947.78 per minute.
As you can see, the cost of being down for any amount of time is detrimental to a business, and the thought of this has probably left you with sleepless nights. To help combat this issue, HP Enterprise Services helps out clients with a storage utility model, which allows you to grow your storage during peak business periods, but also scale your storage back during non-peak business periods. This ease of storage manageability gives you the confidence, your business will run smooth. So, when you are preparing for the next Cyber Monday, or an innovative project requiring added storage, you can easily scale up or down your storage needs.
While Black Friday and Cyber Monday have gone back into hibernation, there are only 340 more days until Black Friday. Now is the time to start looking into a Enterprise Storage Service so you are fully prepared for what could be an even bigger online shopping day next year.