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Re: Secrets of the SAN
Posted by: James Hollander 2002-12-23 12:52:29
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As corporate data accumulates at an exponential rate, the work of millions of employees, produced on computers keystroke by keystroke, has produced a virtual monster of a problem. The growing heap of computer files, which includes companies' most sensitive data, can no longer be ignored, leading to a daunting question: Where in the world can enterprises store data when ordinary hard drives and conventional backup devices start bursting at their seams?


Re: Secrets of the SAN
Posted by: mklatman 2002-12-25 13:24:11 In reply to: James Hollander
Math tends to get challenging when storage capacities are growing from megabytes to terabytes and prices are plunging. The prices in this article, by my calculation, are off by two orders of magnitude. These NAS servers are priced under a penny a megabyte, not 90 cents or more as the story suggests. It was not all that long ago when a dollar a megabyte was a pretty good price.
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