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How to Squeeze the Most Out of Your On-Premise Storage

If your company stores data, it’s most likely stored on-premises, as our estimates show only 30% of organizations have moved the bulk of their data to the cloud. Using on-premise storage makes it challenging to manage costs. Wasabi’s calculations show that 1 PB of on-premise storage over five years can run to almost $2,000,000.
That five year span is important to note, as it’s the time when storage hardware usually needs to be replaced. During that time frame, there are a few methods for squeezing the most out of on-premise storage.

· In zero-block elimination, data that contains only zeros can be detected and erased from the disks. It’s a way of reclaiming space and regaining some previously wasted storage capacity.
· Deduplication is just what it sounds like—it finds and removes files that are exact copies of one another.
· Compression considers the number of bits needed to maintain file fidelity and tries to use the fewest bits possible without distorting the files.
· In thin provisioning, data is allocated to storage on demand rather than in advance. It’s a way of pooling shared storage, with the understanding that not every user will be using all of their allocation at the same time.

With data growth doubling every year in many companies, these methods will be quickly outpaced by the amount of data to be squeezed. In comparison to on-premise solutions, cloud storage is much better equipped to handle data’s rapid growth rate. At Wasabi, we have a better way—cloud storage that’s affordable, fast, and reliable.

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