In scoring an RFP for a director class SAN switch for a heterogeneous environment, I would like to know what criteria should be considered and the appropriate percentage of weight given for each criteria.
Scalability 10%, etc.
Wow! I'm not sure I can give you a single, simple answer. To a very real degree it depends on what's important to you and your environment, which is uniquely your own. In general terms, I would say that SANs are about performance and availability so I would expect you to weigh those heavily. Cost needs to factor into your equation. I'd say that your weights for scalability and support are common values.
Hope this helps.
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