Storage I/O trends

Removing  complexity and cost to drive return on innovation the new ROI

There is no such thing as an information  recessionhowever there the realities of economic challenges in IT data centers also known as information factories.


Likewise, people and data are living longer with increased dependency on information being available and reliable when  needed. Hence the need for data infrastructures that protect, preserve and serve information in a cost-effective productive way.

Return on innovation, the new ROI, doing more with what you have without compromise

Driving  return on innovation (the new ROI) to support growth


A common challenge for organizations of all size is how to support business and  data growth while working within budget constraints without compromising on  customer service expectations. Simply cutting cost at the price of  reliability, availability, serviceability or performance is not an option for  most environments.

Driving data center and data infrastructure sustainability

The solution is to find and  remove complexity and thus remove costs. How to carry out the above goal  is to leverage various tools and techniques to streamline IT and data  infrastructures in creative ways.


Cloud, virtual and traditional computing building blocks image, servers, storage, networking hardware and software
Core IT building blocks  (servers, storage and networking, hardware and software)


With data storage along with  servers, networks and associated software management tools being the  fundamental building blocks for traditional, virtual and cloud environments, it  makes sense to apply some focus there.


How you use different tools  and technologies to address various challenges while enabling your organization  to be more effective and productive will decide your return on innovation,  the new ROI. The new ROI is a companion reflecting qualitative business benefits  vs. traditional black and white quantitative spreadsheet numbers based  indicators.


garbage in, garbage out roi tco
Watch out for Garbage In, Garbage Out ROI and TCO analysis


Return  on innovation reflects how various tools and technologies, joined with  different processes, procedures, and best practices and people skills are  combined to address a problem or challenge and enable some benefit. An example  is deploying storage optimization techniques to support growth by finding and  removing complexities, boosting effectiveness (as well as efficiency) without  negatively affecting productivity.


Where financial based ROI looks at a number  that may show impacts to customer service, return on innovation highlights  the business benefit (e.g. perhaps non-financial) such as getting more work  done in same amount of time or keeping customers satisfied.


Keep in mind, that  when you can find and remove complexity, cost savings are the usual benefit vs.  finding and moving or masking problems that end up costing more over time.


Ok, nuff said  (for now)

Cheers  Gs