BACKGROUND IMAGE: iSTOCK/GETTY IMAGES

Storage

Managing and protecting all enterprise data

iSTOCK/GETTY IMAGES

Survey Says: Fibre Channel SANs have best utilization rates

A study of Fortune 1000 storage managers by TheInfoPro shows that, after all is said and done, Fibre Channel SANs are still the best utilized storage resource with 70% utilization vs. 67% for NAS and 63% for iSCSI/IP SANs. Those numbers don't seem impressive until you compare them to utilization rates for DAS, which tops out at a meager 44% utilization. Even so, Rob Stevenson, managing director, storage practice at TheInfoPro, says that Fortune 1000 SAN (and fabric) resources are still vastly underutilized, fueling a surge in storage consolidation projects and a pull back on large SAN purchases.

--Alex Barrett


Source: www.theinfopro.net

Article 5 of 22

Dig Deeper on SAN technology and arrays

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

Get More Storage

Access to all of our back issues View All

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchDisasterRecovery

SearchDataBackup

SearchConvergedInfrastructure

Close