Glossary

Return on Invest (ROI) by Deduplication

Even if producers cannot furnish particulars on the reduction factor, the cost savings through the use of deduplication are obvious. The possible return on investment (ROI) achieved by deduplication is not precisely quantifyable. Nonetheless, a positive effect on the ROI are the saving of storage volume, but also in the reduction of indirect costs for cooling, power and space requirements as well as the reduction of WAN-bandwith for the backup. Cost factors are the purchase of deduplication technics, which is mainly offered as appliance and the holding of storage resources during the deduplication process.