The State of Data Storage Management: 2011 vs. 2012, July 27, 2012 In 2011, data storage management was all about centralization and consolidation. Now, the tide has turned to data reliability, security and performance. Learn why.
Use of Storage Virtualization
Has storage virtualization reached its saturation point? Thirty-eight percent of companies report that they're using it, a 4% increase from 2010. However, fewer are planning new projects (8% in 2012, vs. 12% in 2010); 30% say they're looking into it, just 1% more than 2010. EMC, IBM, HP and NetApp remained the leading vendors in the field.
File virtualization deployment plans held steady, as well, for the most part--13% of respondents already use the technology, and 33% are considering it, a match to 2010.