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Vol. 7 No. 9 November 2008

Fibre Channel favored for virtual servers: Survey says

Although iSCSI storage is often touted as a good match for virtualized server environments, the majority of respondents to our recent fall Purchasing Intentions survey think Fibre Channel (FC) SANs and virtualized servers make the best pairing. Fifty-two percent of respondents to the survey use FC for their virtualized servers, far ahead of those who choose iSCSI SANs with virtualized servers (12%). And 20% of those surveyed haven't even implemented virtualization on their servers. NAS has won over 9% of respondents for their virtualized servers, while DAS takes last place.

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  • Economy down, salaries up

    by  Ellen O'Brien

    Our sixth annual Storage Salary Survey shows storage salaries are rising overall, and climbing even higher as the number of terabytes managed increases. Experienced storage pros remain in demand but many respondents say that heavier workloads, smaller staffs, longer hours and tighter budgets are all contributing to stress and making the job of managing storage even tougher.

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