|The Lotus Domino 8.0 and 8.5 server versions are focused on delivering improvements in overall storage. These versions include technology that can significantly reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) for your Lotus Domino environment. With these versions, Lotus developers carefully picked what are often the highest value targets for reducing TCO: disk space, storage costs, I/O operations, and the cost of operational maintenance.|
These new enhancements in Lotus Domino 8.0 and 8.5 can improve the overall cost of ownership in several ways:
1. Fewer bytes written to disk. Users can achieve huge reductions in the disk space used to provide the same level of service, making it possible to do the same job but with fewer disks on your servers.
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2. Fewer disk I/O operations. In addition to writing fewer things as shown in the preceding item, some disk operations can be eliminated altogether for certain use cases.
3. Attachments separated in a separate storage space. Attachments are typically excellent candidates to use lower-cost disk storage.
4. Operational maintenance improvements. Although Lotus Domino environments typically have a low cost of operation, improvements in backups, storage, and administration make it possible to reduce maintenance even more by doing the following:
- Reducing the overall amount of data stored, which reduces backup costs
- Reducing backup times because the separate storage space used for attachments can be incrementally backed up
- Reducing view rebuild times
- Reducing the time needed to defragment (compact) Lotus Notes databases