Fibre Channel, NAS main data storage devices for growing data volume
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Find out which data storage devices our latest group of survey respondents is using to cope
with the ever-growing volume of active data in their organizations.
With an average of 343 TB of active data, our survey respondents need a variety of data storage
devices to cope with that volume. Sixty-nine percent park some data on
while 65% use Fibre Channel (FC) SAN; iSCSI
round out the top four. FC SAN
does most of
the heavy lifting, with 38% of respondents' data residing on those storage devices. On average,
respondents have 10 FC arrays and 9 NAS installed, as well as 6 iSCSI systems. That's a lot of
hardware, but only 20% are tapping
for relief, stashing an average of 24 TB in the ether. While storage pros might
be resigned to managing massive amounts of data, they're still looking for ways to pep things up,
and 46% are doing it with solid-state storage. The vast majority (87%) of solid-state deployments
are in hybrid
. Software-defined storage is in the news a lot these days: 27% have deployed it and they
were DIY projects for 61%.
About the author:
Rich Castagna is editorial
director of TechTarget's Storage Media Group.
This was first published in July 2013