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Vol. 4 No. 5 July 2005

Survey Says: iSCSI will erode Fibre Channel sales

What are your plans for iSCSI? Will using IP SANs cause you to buy fewer Fibre Channel SANs? iSCSI's ramp up among the Fortune 1000 has been very gradual, to say the least. According to a recent survey of Fortune 1000 storage administrators, iSCSI is currently used in only 13% of their organizations, while 22% plan to deploy it this calendar year and 30% are forecasting its deployment in 2006. At the same time, 36% have no plans for iSCSI whatsoever. But what iSCSI lacks in momentum, it makes up for in impact. Long term, a majority (54%) of iSCSI SAN users predict that the technology will cause them to spend less on Fibre Channel SANs. Source: TheInfoPro Storage Study Wave 5 (www.theinfopro.net)

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Features in this issue

  • Data classification: Getting started

    by  Karl Langdon and John Merryman

    Classifying data and knowing how its value changes over time will improve service levels, create a better working relationship with business units and reduce costs. (This tip is part of our Storage 101 tip series.)

  • How DBAs view storage

    Storage magazine's exclusive poll gives you the lowdown on how DBAs and storage pros view storage. We detail each group's areas of concern, spotlight their differences and find some common ground.

  • Clustering comes to NAS

    by  Alex Barrett

    Fed up with monolithic NAS boxes that don't scale? Clustering provides a way out of the management headache that's being perpetuated by some industry players.

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