Take the copies out of your production storage system
They sell you an enterprise storage system that needs basic management.
Than all kind of snapshot/clones/replication tools that needs more management + host side clients.
Your storage needs grow 30% a year mainly due to those copies. So now they sell you tools to "save" capacity like thin provisioning, compression deduplication and so on.. Those sometimes cost more money and require more management tools.
You have 100TB of net storage capacity while only 25TB of it is real production data.
Those tools are charged per TB so you pay for the 100TB although you really need only 25TB license.
You end up with growing expenses - now most of them on software and less on hardware, as hardware getting cheaper.
If you just took the copies out of your expensive production storage to an external system - most of your expenses are gone. Your production is now 25TB (keep the other 75TB for future use), and pay much less per TB to that external solution. Maybe now the compression, and deduplciation seem redundant. Throw them away from the production and save more money.
You end up with 2-tiers model - Tier-1 is the PRODUCTION TIER and Tier-2 is the COPY DATA TIER.
How about that?