|1. In your organization, how much capacity do files take up?|
|2. Where are end-user files stored?|
|3. Where should files be stored?|
If this month's survey is any indication, NAS head vendors have made little if no headway convincing storage administrators of the wisdom of putting a NAS gateway in front of the SAN. Among Storage magazine readers, almost no one (1%) has a NAS gateway in place, and few more (8%) see it as the preferred solutions. Instead, our readers opt for simplicity. The overwhelming majority of you store end-user files on a plain old file server, either configured with direct-attached disk, or connected on to the SAN. Why not NAS? As one reader put it, "We have both NAS and SAN, but we prefer the cost/performance of the SAN."