A Different Story

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2006-07-26 Print this article Print

Different story from industry researcher TheInfoPro, a storage industry researcher and consultancy in New York City, has reported a slightly different IP-SAN adoption picture over the last several months.
In interviews held in fall 2005, the TheInfoPro Storage Networking Report on IP-SAN adoption said the category remained relatively flat; piloting activity was strong, but in-use percentages compared to numbers obtained in spring 2005 were flat, the researcher said.
In spring 2006, TheInfoPro reported that IP-SAN adoption actually showed a slight decline. Forecasts by storage professionals for IP-SAN for both the beginning and the end of the year compared to fall 2005 responses to Wave 7 showed that 50 percent of Fortune 1000 TIPNetwork Storage Pros were cutting back their plans for enterprise IP-SAN adoption. Why? "Storage professionals indicated that they are going to wait on their networking colleagues to build out the access layer of their IP network to 10GbE, and the network colleagues indicate they were waiting on upgrading their IP distribution layer to 40GbE," said Robert Stevenson, managing director of TheInfoPro in New York City. "Storage professionals also indicated that their current FC-based storage infrastructure is under-utilized, and until they neared 90 percent port utilization, they were not in a hurry to build out an internal data center IP-SAN infrastructure," Stevenson said. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on enterprise and small business storage hardware and software.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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