Barry M. Ferrite responded last May to inquiries from many DMI members regarding how to bend the cost curve of storage, which currently accounts for between 30 to 70 cents of every dollar spent annually for IT hardware.  He talked about the secondary market, a place where you could buy used hardware at a fraction of the price of new gear, and build out your capacity without breaking the bank.  

Barry introduced us to ASCDI, an organization for secondary market equipment sales that imposes a code of ethics on members to ensure that consumers get the products they were promised and in good working order.  Have a listen.



DMI thanks Joe Marion of ASCDI for offering his perspective for this video.