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SAN array buyers think capacity first
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of April 2016
Nowadays, there's plenty of talk about cloud, converged and even hyper-converged storage systems, but when it comes to shared storage for high performance apps, storage pros still shop for good ol' block storage in the form of the FC or iSCSI SAN array. Although it seems threatened from all sides, the classic SAN array still has its place, and according to 74% of the respondents in our survey that place is hosting database applications. That stat is far from surprising as databases and block storage have been teamed up to handle mission-critical -- and not-so-critical -- data center apps since networked storage came on the scene. Most respondents -- 46% -- said they would opt for the archetypal Fibre Channel SAN array, while 24% have iSCSI storage in mind and 31% were hopping to net both protocols in a single box. The average array size that respondents are considering isn't all that big -- just about 150 TB -- but 20% are planning 200 TB-plus arrays. Whatever capacity our respondents end up with, they know their required ...
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