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Rich Castagna, Editorial Director Published: 18 Oct 2012

As budgetary constraints ease, storage shops are looking to emerging techs and cloud services to help deal with virtualized environments, data growth and performance demands. About the Storage Purchasing Intentions survey The Storage magazine/ SearchStorage.com Purchasing Intentions survey is fielded twice a year; this is the ninth year the survey has been conducted. 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 edition had 699 qualified respondents across a broad spectrum of industries, with the average company size measured as having revenue of $1.4 billion. Budget cycles for the last couple of years have been slightly less brutal for data storage managers as business slowly nurses an ailing economy back to health. In the latest edition of the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Storage Purchasing Intentions survey, the data provided by the 699 survey respondents paints a picture of ... Access >>>

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    • Solid-state goes mainstream by Rich Castagna

      If a tech is judged by the products that crop up around it and the techs it spawns, then it’s hard to argue that solid-state storage hasn’t reached a certain level of maturity.

    • Status report: Solid-state storage by Phil Goodwin, Contributor

      Solid-state storage has carved out a niche in the storage ecosystem, establishing itself as a viable alternative for high-performance applications.

    • Storage networking alternatives by Dennis Martin

      All the old standards -- FC, iSCSI and NAS -- are still going strong, but FCoE and virtualized I/O are waiting in the wings to help remake our storage networks.

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    • Your new storage vendor might be VMware by Arun Taneja, Contributor

      VMware’s latest releases suggest it has serious intentions about encroaching on storage vendors’ turf, which might be a wakeup call for the data storage industry.

    • Data protection implications with cloud services by Lauren Whitehouse

      More companies are moving to a cloud model that lets them outsource the underlying cloud infrastructure, and that model has widespread implications for users and data protection.

    • A dialog about VDI and storage by Tony Asaro, Contributor

      A systems integrator on the front lines of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) implementation offers some solid advice.

    • Solid-state goes mainstream by Rich Castagna

      If a tech is judged by the products that crop up around it and the techs it spawns, then it’s hard to argue that solid-state storage hasn’t reached a certain level of maturity.

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