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Foundations of Green IT: Consolidation, Virtualization, Efficiency, and ROI in the Data Center by Marty Poniatowski

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Chapter 10. Backup, Recovery, and Archive ROI Analysis

As a result of the Backup Assessment Using Quick Scripts (Backup Assessment), a lot of TCO-related information is produced. This chapter presents both some of the high-level output produced and some of the more detailed information, which provides a breakdown of where the costs lie.

The existing Backup, Recovery, and Archive (BURA) environment studied in this chapter is highly inefficient and the proposed solution is a complete makeover of the existing environment. The financial benefits presented in this chapter are the result of a completely redesigned BURA implementation.

The TCO information in this chapter is based on replacing an antiquated tape backup environment with a backup ...

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