The purchase of a primary storage device such as a storage area network (SAN) or a large blade server can be a very expensive storage network investment. The management of an organization that deploys such a device is certainly aware of the purchase cost, but what about the usage cost?
Micro Focus File Reporter lets you indicate a monetary cost per megabyte of disk storage on a device and then, based on the disk space use by a user, group, or department, determine what each is costing the organization. In fact, organizations could even charge departments for storage usage.
For a Fortune 1000 company whose storage is doubling every ten months, Micro Focus File Reporter could not only inform the enterprise which departments are responsible for using the most storage, but could also be the means of charging these departments back for exceeding storage allocations.