Gartner Research

How Much and What Type of Disk Storage Do IT Departments Need?

Published: 27 September 2011

ID: G00218931

Analyst(s): Stanley Zaffos, Valdis Filks


Taking a results-oriented approach to designing a tiered storage infrastructure creates a cost-effective agile solution. This research identifies the decisions that dictate the number and relative size of each tier within a storage array that an organization requires.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Overview
    • Storage Usage and Access Patterns
    • Recommended Storage Array Capacity and Performance Configurations
  • Problems to Avoid
    • Delaying Purchases
    • Upgrade Recommendations
    • Conservatism
    • Vendors Deciding What Is Best for the Customer
    • Expectations Versus Reality
  • Summary

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