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Hyperion Research: HPC Storage TCO – Critical Factors Beyond $/GB

This Technology Spotlight explores the critical purchase factors beyond cost when users evaluate different solutions.With limited annual budgets that may experience some modest increases each year, it stands to reason users keep the system's expense at the forefront of their mind throughout the RFIand RFP process. From the HPC storage perspective, the budget equation historically used is price-per-capacity ($/GB) as the principalcostmetric. While a useful point of comparisonwhen evaluating alternatives, $/GB fails to capture many other elements associated with installing, running, and maintaining a storage system.