Cost of ownership
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The FabricPool Economic Calculator is available through the independent IT analyst firm Evaluator Group to help project the cost savings between on premises and the cloud for cold data storage. The calculator provides a simple interface to determine the cost of storing infrequently accessed data on a performance tier versus sending it to a cloud tier for the remainder of the data lifecycle. Based on a 5-year calculation, the four key factors—source capacity, data growth, snapshot capacity, and the percentage of cold data—are used to determine storage costs over the time period.