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August 2013 Vol. 12 No. 6

Stalled technology refresh plans pick up some steam

Thirty-two percent of Storage magazine's survey respondents are undergoing a technology refresh update, and 33% plan to upgrade in the next six to 12 months. Nearly half (44%) of our survey respondents said a tepid economy has either significantly or very significantly affected the frequency at which their companies refresh their storage technologies. But things must be getting better as 32% are undergoing a technology refresh update right now, with another 33% planning to upgrade in the next six to 12 months. Sixteen percent of companies don't have planned refresh cycles, 30% perform them every two to three years, and 33% are on a four or five year rotation. More than half will do DIY refreshes, while 45% will seek outside help from vendors, VARs or consultants. Those vendors will be happy to hear that a storage technology refresh means replacing older arrays for 72% of respondents -- and a whopping 79% who say they need more capacity will add to their currently installed capacity by buying brand-new systems. On the software ...

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