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The True Cost of Cold Data

Igneous has examined the cost of storing cold/unused data on primary storage, disk-to-disk replication, tape backup, and public cloud tiers ranging from hot to warm to cold. 

This report includes:

  • A comprehensive analysis of the true costs of storing cold data on primary storage vs. disk-to-disk (D2D) replication vs. tape backup including hardware, software, power & cooling, rack space and headcount.  The report breaks this down to a cost per terabyte per year metric across each approach.
  • The cost per terabyte of storage on the three major public cloud providers (AWS, Azure and GCP) against four tier levels ranging from hot access to deep archive tiers, including ingress and egress fees.

  • Best practices to identify cold data on your primary storage tiers and cost-effectively archive it directly to deep archive tiers on public cloud providers, with special care to minimize ingress and egress fees.

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