2004 purchasing intentions survey -- Network switches

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How many storage networking switches do you currently have deployed?

  • 18.9% None
  • 57.3% 1-10
  • 10.7% 11-20
  • 6.4% 21-50
  • 6.7% More than 50

Will you deploy iSCSI in 2004?

  • 82.60% No
  • 11.80% Yes, with software initiators
  • 5.60% Yes, with specialized iSCSI adapters (TOE cards)

How will you deply iSCSI?

  • 37% End-to-end iSCSI SAN on a dedicated Ethernet
  • 23.50% End-to-end iSCSI over the data LAN
  • 27.20% iSCSI connected through a local gateway to a Fibre Channel SAN
  • 6.20% Connected over the WAN to a Fibre Channel SAN
  • 1.20% Hosts send files over Ethernet to a NAS head that sends block over iSCSI to an iSCSI target array
  • 4.90% Other

Who was your primary storage switch vendor in 2004? Who will be your primary storage switch vendor in 2005?

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