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Calculating the Costs of On-Premise Flash Storage vs. Public Cloud Storage

Enterprises are looking for storage alternatives that can meet their fast-growing demands for capacity and high performance at an affordable price. Many IT departments are being asked to evaluate cloud storage services since they have a reputation for being an economical option. However, IT managers are understandably reluctant to transfer control and management of their IT infrastructure to a cloud storage service provider. This is an alternative. With the latest advancements in flash storage, it is become much more economical to deploy.

This paper compares the costs of an organization growing its storage consumption on the Amazon EBS Cloud vs. a leased Western Digital IntelliFlash™ HD storage array. The results may shock you...