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Survey Says: Users name their 10GbE price

Ten Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) ports will have to get a whole lot cheaper before users will replace Fibre Channel (FC), according to the Wave 7 survey of Fortune 1000 storage administrators conducted by TheInfoPro.

Forty-one percent of respondents indicated that they'd consider an IP SAN a compelling alternative if 10GbE ports cost less than half that of FC ports. Still, only 9% of respondents indicated that they would stick with FC no matter what.

How much less would 10GbE ports have to cost compared to 4Gb/sec FC ports for an IP SAN to be compelling?

Source: TheInfoPro Storage Study Wave 7
(www.theinfopro.net)

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This was last published in October 2006

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