Access "Still a struggle to achieve storage efficiency"
This article is part of the Vol. 10 Num. 1 March 2011 issue of The best storage for virtual desktops
Our latest survey finds most respondents feel their companies use storage pretty efficiently, but disk capacity is still wasted because administrators don't have the right tools. Everybody's talking about storage efficiency, but how are we really doing? Judging from our latest survey, there seems to be a sense of accomplishment tempered by a bit of frustration. While most respondents feel their companies use storage pretty efficiently, there's still plenty of disk capacity being wasted because admins just don't have the right tools to stay on top of the situation. More than two-thirds (68%) say they'd do a better job if they had better tools, and nearly half are looking for a little more cooperation from users (45%) and management (44%). Most storage pros (66%) rely on the tools that came with their storage systems to manage capacity use, while 30% have third-party apps to help them out. Among the newer storage efficiency technologies, storage tiering (49%) and archiving (48%) are most commonly used to keep the lid on capacity. And while everybody complains ... Access >>>
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