There is no doubt that data is costing the earth. The exponential rise in the creation and storage of data has led to a rise in the footprint of data centers. Cloud has its role in reducing data center footprint, but there are many more solutions.
Use the Cloud
Identify and move the right data to the cloud to reduce data center footprint.
Use Lower Tier Storage
Identify and move the right data to lower tier storage to avoid purchasing more high-footprint Tier 1 storage.
Optimize Existing Storage
Identify and move data between any unused space to decommission old and high footprint storage quicker. Take advantage of storage with the lowest CO2 emissions.
Backup the Edge
Avoid buying duplicate high footprint hardware at every branch office and backup to the core instead.