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Storage budget plans still coping with capacity and performance
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of May 2014 Vol. 13 No. 3
Non-stop data growth and the need for speed are still the driving forces behind storage budget plans for 2014. Rich Castagna analyzes the results of our twelfth annual survey. About the survey This is the twelfth year we've fielded the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Purchasing Intentions survey. Storage magazine subscribers and SearchStorage.com members are invited to participate in the survey, which gathers information related to storage managers' purchasing plans for a variety of storage product categories. This year's survey had 563 qualified respondents across a broad spectrum of industries, with the average company size measured as having revenue of $1.1 billion. It's been said that the only sure bets in life are death and taxes, but for a storage professional, unrelenting capacity demands and ever-shrinking backup windows might seem just as inevitable … and unwelcome. For the twelfth year in a row, we've persuaded some of those storage pros to take a few minutes out of their hectic schedules and complete our annual ...
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