2012-12-11 15:44:18 - Global Storage Area Network Market 2009- 2013 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com
A Storage Area Network (SAN) is a multi-purpose architecture that connects multiple types of data storage appliances with servers. These data storage appliances may include disk arrays, tape libraries and optical drives. SAN enables access to highly efficient storage systems with block storage protocols. SAN storage systems are available to multiple users at the same time; thus, making it more scalable and flexible.
The SAN market is growing steadily due to the current advancements (such as integration with complex techniques) taking place in the storage sector. Further, this market is estimated to undergo mid-single digit growth in the coming years. Some features driving the growth of this market include direct and faster data transfers, optimized application performance, centralized and consolidated
data storage, rapid Return On Investments (ROI) and reduction in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Moreover, SAN enables communication over the network and allows access to multiple users at once.
Recently, many organizations have opted for data consolidation to reduce storage cost and to have a better management. SAN based storage systems help these companies achieve storage consolidation. Further, SAN systems provide storage managers easier management options. Initially, on LAN based connections, all hardware (like tapes, disks) were deployed on a centralized server. They could be accessed only by users having sufficient access rights. However, with the emergence of storage consolidation, the access to data is made simpler. Presently, storage consolidation allows multiple systems in an enterprise network to access the storage systems. The storage systems are deployed separate from the server and are directly connected to the network. This enables direct access to the information for the users, since the storage systems are addressed directly by multiple servers.
This report by TechNavio Insights highlights scope of the Global Storage Area Network market over the period 2009-2013. Further, it discusses the key market trends, drivers, growth inhibitors and a few major vendors in the market.
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