Multicompany Analysis – Project Director: Shaheen Parks (June 2013)
In June 2013, EMC commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Isilon storage. Clustered file storage is an alternative to traditional file storage, allowing organizations to easily and effectively scale their storage capacity for unstructured data. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the Isilon storage system on their organizations.
Isilon Storage Increases Utilization And Efficiency While Adding Flexibility
In conducting in-depth interviews with four existing customers, Forrester found that these companies achieved benefits including lowering upfront costs, reducing the need for administrative resources, reducing the need for training and professional services, and avoiding the cost of traditional storage media. Due to advantages associated with Isilon’s architecture, organizations were able to reduce the overall volume of storage required. Additionally, organizations were able to leverage Isilon’s architecture to support their business in ways which, in some cases, were not possible with traditional storage, allowing them to accomplish new business imperatives.