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|1. What speed Fibre Channel switches do you use?|
|2. Why are you running 1Gb/s equipment?|
|3. When did you upgrade from 1Gb/s to 2Gb/s?|
Judging from our survey, FC switch vendors aren't being bowled over with requests to upgrade existing 1Gb/s equipment. A sizeable majority (56%) of respondents still run 1Gb/s SANs, compared to a measly 13% running pure 2Gb/s environments. Migration to 2Gb/s will be gradual, largely because there isn't a pressing need (62% of respondents say that 1Gb/s is sufficient), and because of budgetary constraints (25%).
This was first published in November 2002