FUJIFILM INTRODUCES TCO CALCULATOR
New online tool helps IT professionals assess and compare Total Cost of Ownership for automated tape storage, disk-based storage, and cloud-based archive storage
November 29, 2017
Valhalla, N.Y. — FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, the leading global manufacturer of data storage media, today introduced a new proprietary TCO Calculator to help IT professionals assess the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of automated tape systems compared to low-cost disk and cloud-based archive data storage. This free online tool, developed by storage economics expert Brad Johns Consulting and sponsored by Fujifilm, calculates 5- and 10-year scenarios for the Total Cost of Ownership when using automated tape storage, disk-based and cloud-based archive storage.
"A major challenge for IT professionals today is estimating the Total Cost of Ownership across various storage platforms,” said Kevin Benitez, Product Marketing Manager, FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. “When users have the ability to assess the Total Cost of Ownership of automated tape systems compared to low-cost disk and cloud-based data storage, they’ll find that tape storage remains unmatched in terms of cost, capacity, reliability, and security, and continues to play a vital role in data protection and data storage.”
Today, tape and disk work together in disk-based storage systems to address different necessities like backup, ofﬂine storage, nearline storage, and capture and ofﬂoad. The amount of data created today is immense, and data protection is becoming more crucial. Tape technology allows data to remain protected in the event of malware or a data security breach while saving data centers thousands of dollars.
How FUJIFILM TCO Calculator Works
TCO calculations are based on data entered into the TCO tool and assumptions are made through publicly available sources, such as vendor websites and industry research. By entering the quantity of data loaded in year 1 (TB), the annual growth rate of stored data, and the percent of data retrieved each year, results may be derived. The TCO calculations are for 5 and 10 years of operation. Capacity is acquired as needed, based on the growth rate of stored data. The derived assumptions are based on historical trends and published research as well as the user-specified capacity.
After entering data into the TCO Calculator, users have the option to download a customizable report, which includes an executive summary, key cost assumptions, and TCO by cost category. The report also includes a detailed analysis of cost type (e.g., energy costs, offsite costs, service fees, bandwidth, etc.).
FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. is the US-based manufacturing, marketing and sales operations of professional broadcast video and data tape recording media for FUJIFILM Corporation. The company provides broadcast and data center customers and industry partners with a wide range of unique data center accessories, value-added services and archival solutions, including Dternity. Based on a history of thin-film engineering and magnetic particle science such as Fujifilm NANOCUBIC technology, Fujifilm creates breakthrough data storage products. Fujifilm has surpassed the 100 million milestone for the number of LTO Ultrium data cartridges manufactured and sold since introduction, establishing the company's leadership and success as the leading global manufacturer of mid-range and enterprise data tape.
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FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; graphic systems; highly functional materials, such as flat panel display materials; optical devices, such as broadcast and cinema lenses; digital imaging; and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, software and production technologies. In the year ended March 31, 2017, the company had global revenues of $21.5 billion, at an exchange rate of 108 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.
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