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July 2013 Vol. 12 No. 5

Fibre Channel, NAS main data storage devices for growing data volume

Find out which data storage devices our latest group of survey respondents is using to cope with the ever-growing volume of active data in their organizations. With an average of 343 TB of active data, our survey respondents need a variety of data storage devices to cope with that volume. Sixty-nine percent park some data on NAS systems, while 65% use Fibre Channel (FC) SAN; iSCSI and unified systems round out the top four. FC SAN does most of the heavy lifting, with 38% of respondents' data residing on those storage devices. On average, respondents have 10 FC arrays and 9 NAS installed, as well as 6 iSCSI systems. That's a lot of hardware, but only 20% are tapping cloud storage for relief, stashing an average of 24 TB in the ether. While storage pros might be resigned to managing massive amounts of data, they're still looking for ways to pep things up, and 46% are doing it with solid-state storage. The vast majority (87%) of solid-state deployments are in hybrid arrays. Software-defined storage is in the news a lot these days: ...

Features in this issue

  • Best practices for SSD technologies

    by  Dennis Martin

    No longer a luxury item for well-heeled data centers, SSD technologies are more affordable than ever and come in a variety of form factors with a choice of deployment options.

  • Enterprise file sync-and-share applications

    by  Terri McClure and Kristine Kao

    Cloud-based file sync and share is becoming more popular as employees use their own devices to access corporate data. Here's what you need to know to keep your company's data safe.

  • Can LTFS save tape?

    by  George Crump

    The Linear Tape File System (LTFS) makes tape look like a file system, enabling drag-and-drop operations that resemble a NAS share. We'll see broader applications soon.

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