In case you haven’t noticed, we are kind of obsessed with the topic of demonstrating economic value of the K2 All-Flash storage solution, especially as it compares to the myriad of built-for-flash all-flash arrays in the industry. We’ve written about how customers can measure the true economic impact of their infrastructure spend, why total cost of ownership (TCO) is still highly relevant and why scale-out is a must if you care about storage TCO. It has to do with the underlying K2 architecture – it’s flexible scale-up and -out architecture, the 4:1 guaranteed effective capacity as part of the Kaminario ForeSight™ program, highly efficient hardware-offloaded compression engine and a best-in-class RAID utilization of 87.5% all lead to a better overall TCO and faster ROI for your investment compared to any other enterprise all-flash solution.
Let’s Prove It!
We want to able to prove it. To that end, we are releasing a really straightforward and easy-to-use Storage TCO and ROI calculator. All it takes is five minutes and a few questions about your workload to get going. While the inputs and workflow are simplified to get your TCO results as quickly as possible, the backend is a validated set of comprehensive modeling including data about other all-flash vendors. We partnered with the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) to validate the model. After many customer and interviews, comprehensive industry and competitive data mining, and a deep knowledge of the infrastructure economic value space, ESG helped us come up with an Economic Value Validation study that forms the basis of this new calculator.
Go ahead, give it a whirl and tell us what you think.
If you like what you see, let us come in and perform a much more detailed TCO and ROI study to demonstrate the short and long term value of moving to all-flash, and in particular moving to K2 enterprise all-flash storage, for your entire workload.