■ Improvement 1. Use the right drives and better static single-tier storage.
■ Improvement 2. Improve facilities; replace “office” cooling with datacenter cooling.
■ Improvement 3. Consolidate. Replace server direct attached storage and multiple silo’ed storage systems with fewer consolidated storage systems and consolidated backup.
■ Improvement 4. Improve backup methods: replace tape with snapshots, relegate tape to archive only.
■ Improvement 5. Implement tiered storage and SLAs.
■ Improvement 6. Migrate cooling data to Tier 2. Get stale data out of Tier 1 storage.
■ Improvement 7. Base your IT bill-back system on SLAs; sensitize business units to the company money they consume