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Vol. 9 Num. 10 February 2011

Storage managers plan for busy 2011

Based on our annual Storage Priorities Survey, it looks like a busy year -- storage budgets are up a bit and there are long to-do lists. This month's Snapshot borrows from our annual priorities survey to provide a peek at what data storage managers have on their to-do lists for 2011. The most encouraging news is that nearly 42% of respondents say their budgets are up this year, while less than 16% still have to deal with shrinking budgets. But no matter what size your budget is, odds are a good part of it will go to new disk capacity, and in some cases, a lot of it. More than a third of those surveyed will add more than 50 TB of fresh disk in 2011, while another 27% anticipate adding 11 TB to 50 TB. But disk systems aren't getting all the attention, with two-thirds of our survey takers saying they'll upgrade their storage networks this year; 41% will add switches or switch ports, while 12% expect to install new SANs in their home offices or at remote sites. But the top priority -- as it has been for the past four years -- is ...

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Features in this issue

  • Finalists: 2010 data storage Products of the Year

    Find out which products were chosen as finalists in the 2010 storage Products of the Year competition by Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com.

  • Replication revisited

    Once an expensive option, data replication is now available in many forms and is a more affordable and effective disaster recovery option than ever.

  • Storage managers plan for busy 2011

    Based on our annual Storage Priorities Survey, it looks like a busy year -- storage budgets are up a bit and there are long to-do lists.

  • Using NAS for virtual machines

    Common wisdom says you need block storage for virtual servers; but with most hypervisors supporting the NFS protocol, NAS may work just as well.

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