Quiz: Which Storage Architecture?

Find out whether networked-attached storage (NAS) or a storage area network (SAN) would meet your organization's storage needs.

Note: This quiz requires at least Microsoft IE 4.0, Netscape 6.0, or other compatible Web browser.Use our five-point scale to indicate how closely you disagree (1) or agree (5) with each statement.
<script src="http://javascript.baselinemag.com/jan_feb2002_score.js" type="text/javascript"></script><form name="quiz" id="quiz"><table width="100%" border="0"><tr><td width="75%" valign="top"> </td><td width="5%" valign="top" align="center">1</td><td width="5%" valign="top" align="center">2</td><td width="5%" valign="top" align="center">3</td><td width="5%" valign="top" align="center">4</td><td width="5%" valign="top" align="center">5</td></tr><tr><td width="75%" valign="top">We rarely share files between departments.<br><br></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q1" value="1"></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q1" value="2"></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q1" value="3"></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q1" value="4"></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q1" value="5"></td></tr><tr><td width="75%" valign="top">We plan to buy new storage and backup devices.</td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q2" value="1"></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q2" value="2"></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q2" value="3"></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q2" value="4"></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q2" value="5"></td></tr><tr><td width="75%" valign="top">Users often transfer data in blocks of a gigabyte or more.<br><br></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q3" value="1"></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q3" value="2"></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q3" value="3"></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q3" value="4"></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q3" value="5"></td></tr><tr><td width="75%" valign="top">Our data warehouses grow by more than 30% each year.<br><br></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q4" value="1"></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q4" value="2"></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q4" value="3"></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q4" value="4"></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q4" value="5"></td></tr><tr><td width="75%" valign="top">Fast access is more imporant than lots of storage.<br><br></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q5" value="1"></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q5" value="2"></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q5" value="3"></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q5" value="4"></td><td width="5%" valign="top"><input type="radio" name="q5" value="5"></td></tr></table><input type="button" value="Get score" onclick="getScore(this.form)"><input type="button" value="Clear" onclick="clearForm(this.form)"><br></form>Full storyFind out more in Baselines primer on Networked Storage.