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This article is part of the Vol. 5 No. 8 October 2006 issue of What you need to know about data storage provisioning
By Rich Castagna, Editor in Chief, Storage magazine Like the proverbial certainties of death and taxes, storage managers can count on two factors affecting their budgeting bottom line: data growth and the need to protect that data. Those two themes weave in and out of the results of the second installment of Storage magazine's 2006 Purchasing Intentions Survey. -Disk spending trends -Who's the most favored vendor? -ISCSI buying patterns -Networking infrastructure outlook -Disk and tape together -2007 spending forecasts Our purchasing survey is administered twice a year: in the spring when budgets are fresh and optimism prevails, and in the late summer when hard reality forces some adjustments to planned projects and associated spending. Historically, our second survey has served to confirm technology planning and to point out where adjustments have been required. Overall, storage spending is up, with an average budget increase of approximately 5.2% indicated by respondents. That figure is marginally higher than the 5% anticipated increase reported in the ... Access >>>
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