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April 2018, Vol. 17, No. 2

SAN purchase and deployment criteria by the numbers

Despite relatively new options, such as the cloud, hyper-convergence and objects, tried-and-true storage area networks remain the principal items on primary storage shopping lists. And networked attached storage -- another data center stalwart -- is No. 2, albeit a distant second. TechTarget Research shows that SAN arrays outstrip NAS systems by more than a 2-1 margin when respondents were asked what type of primary storage system they're looking to purchase in the near future. The latest research also shows what those shoppers seek in their next NAS or SAN purchase. SAN purchase factors Nearly three-quarters of SAN buyers surveyed cited a need for more general capacity, while 44% wanted to improve storage performance for existing applications. Around a quarter of respondents required a new SAN storage system as an end-of-life replacement for existing hardware, about the same total as those requiring additional storage for new or existing applications. Nearly three-quarters of organizations intend to use their new SANs for ...

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