Volume Purchase : Tape Media Cost Savings


Tape Media Cost Savings

About UsStorage Supplies offer more than just competitive prices for tape media.  We are also able to offer advice on how to reduce costs and achieve real business benefits.  The following is an example of how we demonstrated to one client a method of achieving savings by consolidating their tape operations.

A summary of the client's environment prior to engaging with Storage Supplies was as follows:-

This environment resulted in the following annual costs:-

Description

Cost

Maintenance of backup hardware/software

£14,550.00

Tape media costs

£72,192.00

Staff costs to manage backup systems

£210,00.00

Charges paid to 3rd party to collect and manage offsite media

£54,550.00

Total annual cost to own current backup system

£351,292.00

These figures only reflect the direct costs attributable to the backup systems.  In reality there were many indirect costs such as backups failing, inability to restore data and risk to the business that were also part of the business case. 

We recommended moving to a centralised backup system based on a single LTO-2 tape library from StorageTek in conjunction Veritas NetBackup as the management platform. The effect of this was immediately evident as the solution allowed the customer to achieve significant savings in the first year.

The following is a summary of the client's environment post implementation:-

Description

Cost

Maintenance of backup hardware/software

£12,300.00

Tape media costs

£27,846.00

Staff costs to manage backup systems

£42,000.00

Charges paid to 3rd party to collect and manage offsite media

£21,310.00

Total annual cost to own new backup system

£103,456.00

The result of this was a saving of £247,836 in year 1.  This allowed the client to justify spending the required £135,000 on the solution required to achieve the savings and still achieve a payback of £112,836 in the first year with further savings in the following years.

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