2004 purchasing intentions survey -- Disk storage

2004 purchasing intentions survey -- Disk storage

2004 PURCHASING INTENTIONS SURVEY RESULTS
DISK STORAGE

How much storage do you expect your company or business unit to purchase in 2004 (both internal server storage and external storage)?

  • 22.50% <1TB
  • 42.90% 1-10TB
  • 24.50% 11 - 50TB
  • 6.70% 51 - 100TB
  • 3.40% 100TB

What percentage of your 2004 disk subsystem purchases have been or will be in each of the following categories?

  • 23.96% High-end (Symmetrix, Lightning, Shark or equivalents)
  • 37.79% Mid-range (FC or SCSI disk in Clariion, Thunder, FastT or equivalent)
  • 32.86% Low-end (ATA or Serial ATA arrays, or SCSI JBOD)
  • 5.4% Other

What will be your primary expenditure for disk storage in 2004?

Which best describes your plans for file storage in 2004?

  • 36% Continued use of conventional file server direct-attached storage
  • 27.90% Increased use of multiple network-attached storage devices
  • 32.60% Increased consolidation of network-attached storage
  • 21.30% Increased use of dedicated NAS gateways to store files on the SAN
  • 29% Increased use of virtualization servers to store files in a common storage pool
  • 8.20% None

Who is your primary vendor for disk subsystems in 2004? Who is your primary vendor for disk subsystems in 2005?

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