ParaScale Comes Out With Cost of Ownership Calculator for Deploying Cloud Storage

ParaScale, a startup developing cloud storage solutions, today announced availability of a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculator to help companies quantify the value and some of the trade-offs that need to be considered when deploying an Internet-scale cloud storage solution. The calculator focuses on the savings associated with the management cost per terabyte, storage utilization and capacity rates. The calculator addresses the questions of many audiences, whether the cloud service provider is an internal IT group, a third-party that delivers storage services, or a combination of both.

The ParaScale Total Cost of Ownership calculator collects input from the user on capacity, growth and capital expenditures and produces a simple to understand report that clearly identifies the five year cost of both solutions. Assumptions of the model are clearly identified including a breakdown on the basis of those assumptions. The results are provided in graphical format with a detailed yearly breakout of capacities, capital and operational expenditures.

ParaScale Cloud Storage (PCS) is a software only solution that can be downloaded from the web and applied to a standard Linux platform. Legacy servers can be added to a cloud rather than discarded. ParaScale software runs in user space and can therefore be co-resident with other applications. The software will automatically balance capacity utilization and adjust access to address hot spots. ParaScale’s self-managing storage cloud with massive capacity and parallel throughput is an industry first.

You can view the Total Cost of Ownership calculator here: http://www.parascale.com/index.php/tco-calculator.

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