What is "Gap Analysis"?
a) The difference between capacity and disk space
b) The difference between virtualized data and actual data
c) What you need to get you from what you have to what you need
d) The difference between the Gap and J. Crew
The correct answer is:c) What you need to get you from what you have to what you need. Using criteria such as the forecasted growth of storage, the current draw on the system by particular applications and business considerations such as upcoming mergers and acquisitions, you can determine what the "gap" is between your current storage and your future requirements.
This was first published in August 2004