We are getting close to the end of this year's fall, so we thought this would be a good time to summarize our most important news.
High disk prices = lower disk TCO
Industry watchers expect disk prices to be kept artificially high through 2012. With this action, disk manufacturers want to make up for the losses they have suffered from the recent flood in Thailand, which destroyed much of the manufacturing plants.
For Amplidata this situation perfectly illustrates the need to optimize big data storage infrastructures: typical cloud storage systems that store 3 copies of data to ensure data availability are in normal times far too expensive in terms of raw capacity that is required. These systems typically need 300% of raw disk storage capacity compared to the actual volume data that needs to be stored. As Amplidata does not copy data – but uses very smart erasure coding technology – it only requires about 60% overhead to provider even higher availability.
For Amplidata’s CEO Wim De Wispelaere, companies should not see this event as a problem for their storage budget as newer technologies such as Amplidata BitSpread still allow to reduce the storage TCO drastically. “Even if disk prices are 80% more expensive now, we can still reduce your 2012 overall storage TCO compared to the 2011 numbers.”
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