Ed note: A SearchStorage.com reader wants to know if there is an industry rule-of-thumb on how many storage administrators...
should be on staff per terabyte of data? Here is SearchStorage.com's storage management expert Brett Cooper's answer:
There have been several reports from analysts that go into the requirements for storage administrators based on a specific vendor's storage products but, I haven't seen nor heard of any specific ratios that have been established of storage administrators to overall storage pool.terabyte SLA backup
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About the author: Brett Cooper is a Technical Marketing Engineer, Network Appliance, Inc., as well as SearchStorage.com's storage management/best practices expert.