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New Study Details Importance of TCO for HPC Storage Buyers

Total cost of ownership (TCO) now rivals performance as a top criterion for purchasing high-performance computing (HPC) storage systems, according to an independent study published by Hyperion Research. The report, commissioned by our friends over at Panasas®, a leader in HPC data storage solutions, surveyed data center planners and managers, storage system managers, purchasing decision-makers and key influencers, as well as users of HPC storage systems.

New Study Details Importance of TCO for HPC Storage Buyers

Total cost of ownership (TCO) is often assumed to be an important consideration for buyers of HPC storage systems. Because TCO is defined differently by HPC users, it’s difficult to make comparisons based on a predefined set of attributes. With this fact in mind, our friends over at Panasas commissioned Hyperion Research to conduct a worldwide study that asked HPC storage buyers about the importance of TCO in general, and about specific TCO components that have been mentioned frequently in the past two years by HPC storage buyers.