Lady Backup started this series by highlighting a Webcast that provided 3 steps to backup transformation. If you missed it, you can watch it on demand here.
But I think that still might not be enough to convince you to take action. Being a frugal lady myself, the second part to making backup transformation real is the financial benefits. It’s possible to quantify both your operational costs savings as well as soft costs in management time (people time) associated with your current backup infrastructure.
Take for example, that IDC estimates that management time is reduced by 81% with a next generation backup approach vs a traditional tape environment. And that companies who have moved from tape to purpose built backup appliances have eliminated more £1.1 million over 3 years from their backup environment by removing the associated tape costs.
But the question still is: How would backup transformation benefit your environment? Here is where we can help you to build your own business justification using your own data. We developed a cost benefit calculator, modeled after the IDC research to help you to estimate the financial benefits in your environment. Take a minute to fill out a few questions and we’ll send you a report to quantify your potential savings. LB