Storage budgets certainly haven't been immune to the recession -- and this year's Purchasing Intentions survey does indeed show a drop in storage spending. But money is still being spent on storage equipment. Find out how much storage budgets have dropped in the past two years, as well as what new projects and products are getting the green light.
UK storage professionals' primary storage preferences have undergone some big changes during the past two years, with SAN and multiprotocol hardware installations increasing sharply. Find out what role server virtualisation has had on primary storage hardware choices, as well as how much disk storage administrators are buying.
Our Purchasing Intentions survey found that SAN fabrics being operated by SearchStorage.co.UK readers are getting bigger, and the number of SAN switches being managed is increasing. In addition, more people are using 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC). Find out how many -- and what kind of -- switches and ports your peers have in the third section of our Purchasing Intentions report.
Tape hasn't lost any ground among SearchStorage.co.UK readers in the past two years, with users now buying bigger tape libraries. Dedupe has also gained steam, while budget allotments for DR and compliance have risen significantly. Get more details on how backup and DR spending is shifting in this report on the fourth section of our Purchasing Intentions survey.
With IT budgets still being reined in at European IT organizations, storage managers who are buying SRM software are doing so primarily because of the promise of efficiency gains. And despite that many managers say they already have all the storage management tools that they need, spending in the product category hasn't dipped over the past two years. Read on for more details on the storage management section of our Purchasing Intentions survey.
This was first published in September 2010