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TCO comparison between IBM DS8870 vs EMC VMAX

ITG Consulting analyst report

This ITG whitepaper compares three-year costs for use of IBM System Storage DS8800 and EMC Symmetrix VMAX systems. Comparisons are presented for conventional scenarios, in which systems are equipped with standard high-performance drives, and for tiered scenarios using EMC Fully Automated Storage Tiering for Virtual Pools (FAST VP) and IBM Easy Tier. Calculations include hardware acquisition, software licenses and (for VMAX systems) maintenance and data center costs including occupancy, energy and infrastructure equipment.

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