Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) analyzed the total cost of storage ownership over eight years for two customers at the small and large ends of the “medium-sized business” segment. ESG compared a Dell Storage SC4020 based solution to competing solutions from two other industry-leading storage vendors. It was a quantitative study comparing the cost of acquisition (hardware and software), support, management (including manpower), and power and cooling over eight years. ESG found that SC4020’s TCO is 43% to 54% lower than its competitors.