Submitted by MCA Admin 1 on 24 April, 2012 - 01:39
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This is my 3rd installment of a 4-part series on when/how it is cheaper to reclaim disk as opposed to buying new. The previous 2 entries covered the setup and calculations, now we will look at conditions when each tends to be better.
Just because you can virtualize and over-provision, doesn’t mean it is always an economically better approach. Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t. Sometimes it is cheaper to buy, sometimes it’s not.
There may be operational, non-cost and political reasons to do one thing or another, and in this case I will limit my comments to the economic differentiation of these 2 methods to present new capacity.
When is reclamation MOST LIKELY BETTER than buying new