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ZNZ ROI Calculator

The ZNZ Data Processing ROI Calculator demonstrates how the use of Ai-infused technology drives cost savings in data storage for organizations.

As recognized by the ongoing engagement at GE with Data Detect, enterprises are overwhelmed with data.  Much of this has exceeded retention, is not a business record, has no compliance or legal preservation requirement, and should be deleted.  But since your organization can’t manage what they can’t identify, clarify, or profile, data continues to grow unabated, leading to escalating costs and increased data risk.  As a result of this over-preservation, enterprises are spending millions to store and analyze this data.  This hurts your organization’s bottom line and diminishes the value and efficacy of analytics programs aimed at deriving business insight from this data. 

ZNZ Data Processing ROI Calculator

The ZNZ Data Processing ROI Calculator demonstrates how using AI-infused technology drives cost savings in data storage for your organization.  By accurately analyzing the impact of implementing ZNZ Data Processing solutions, your organization optimizes its storage usage and appropriate tiering to reduce costs dramatically.  


The ZNZ Data Processing ROI Calculator provides industry baselines and allows for assumptions to be tailored to each organization, first to project estimated cost reduction opportunities and then to retrospectively report on actual savings as storage optimization programs utilizing the power of ZNZ Data Processing are implemented and operated.


Utilizing the Alpha deployment of Data Detect, c1 Advantage and the GE Core Tech Team have combined to solve GE’s data problem.  The calculator operates based on the following assumptions like those in the GE engagement:


Managing over 26 petabytes [PBs] of storage, GE found itself grappling with the complexities of an ever-expanding storage estate.  With a looming divestiture deadline driving the project timeline, the c1 Advantage team, working with GE CoreTech, established the scope of the initial program to analyze approximately 10 PB of critical data Tier 2 and Tier 3 storage for simple ownership, age, and last access characteristics.

ZNZ Data Processing
ROI Calculator Demonstrated by the GE Engagement

Utilizing GE’s storage tier cost and conservative data growth assumptions, the ZNZ Data Processing ROI Calculator shows that your organization’s estimated total data storage usage after 3 years is 10,068 terabytes, divided into Tier 2, Tier 3, and Cloud storage tiers.


The estimated annual storage costs before optimization analysis using Data Detect for each tier are $41.0M for Tier 2 and $6.2M for Tier 3, for a total annual cost of $47.2M.  

By leveraging Data Detect, GE is able to intelligently re-tier its data storage, moving over 4 PB of data off of expensive Tier 2 storage and moving nearly 6 PB of previously unidentified Dark Data to significantly cheaper cloud-based storage.  After optimization analysis using Data Detect for each tier, the estimated annual storage costs are $11.6M for Tier 2, $1.75M for Tier 3, and $3.8M for Cloud storage, for a total annual cost of $17.2M


GE Chose Data Detect For Its Storage Optimization Project

“In support of GE’s divestiture initiatives, GE’s storage optimization project required us to analyze over 10 PBs of data, identify and verify the data’s appropriate business unit owner, classify and assess the age, utilization, and business efficacy of the data, and profile the data based on privacy and sensitivity policies.

Data Detect allowed us to rapidly and accurately identify, classify, and profile GE’s data estate, which provided GE with the ability to re-tier several PBs of storage [with a projected savings of $30M], identify sensitive data exposure and risk, and improve data security with control over data ownership and access.”

- Chris Fennessey, VP of c1 Advantage

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