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June 2017, Vol. 16, No. 4

Multiprotocol unified storage systems poised for growth

Having to support two types of storage architectures to run applications that use storage at the block- or file-level is a thing of the past for enterprises that have given unified storage systems a try. Unified arrays can store data and applications used to run and manage file, block or both protocols on the same device. By giving you one system to manage, a multiprotocol array can simplify management and lower capital expenditures. However, the price for both types of storage may be too high if you only need block or file storage. A little more than 10% of enterprises today have this type of storage system installed in their data center, according to TechTarget research. That may not seem like much, but as we pointed out last month, the unified array market seems poised for an uptick over the next six months to a year. More than half of those who plan to buy unified arrays put their purchase timeframe at nine months to a year. Another 20% said they expect to buy one within the next six to nine months. Not surprisingly, the No....

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