The hidden cost of Storage Software Licensing

When calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a storage system one often overlooked component is the software licensing. Even if the software is “free” it has to be repurchased every time the storage hardware is upgraded. At Dell World 2014 we sat down with Dell’s Bob Fine, Storage System’s Director of Product Management to discuss how Dell’s perpetual licensing solutions addresses these challenges and delivers new levels of Storage TCO.

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Twelve years ago George Crump founded Storage Switzerland with one simple goal; to educate IT professionals about all aspects of data center storage. He is the primary contributor to Storage Switzerland and is a heavily sought after public speaker. With over 25 years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS and SAN, Virtualization, Cloud and Enterprise Flash. Prior to founding Storage Switzerland he was CTO at one of the nation's largest storage integrators where he was in charge of technology testing, integration and product selection.

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