On-Site SAN Capacity Continues to Grow

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Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The growth in demand for cloud services steals all the headlines, but the on-site data center is far from being finished. In fact, new estimates published by Market Research Future suggest that demand for storage area network capacity is accelerating.

Between 2017 and 2023, the SAN marketplace is expected to grow by more than one third (37%). Consequently, sales over that period will top $59B USD. If anything, the on-site SAN storage market is in very good health.

As your SAN capacity grows, there are two ways CDS can assist.

1. Interim coverage for a migration project

The average data center is running at near-full physical capacity– there isn’t any more floor or rack space to house additional disk arrays. In order to facilitate SAN expansion, existing assets will need to be retired.

Typically, SAN upgrades take place toward the end of the existing maintenance and support contract period, but it is not unusual for the migration to overrun its time limits. CDS provides an interim storage maintenance service for out-of-warranty SAN units, ensuring you have access to spares and support for as long as you need, and at a fraction of the cost of similar support from the OEM. 

2. Secure, environmentally-friendly asset disposal

Any SAN components that are being retired will need to be properly disposed of. CDS provides a secure decommissioning service that ensures data is completely erased from unwanted arrays. 

Wherever possible, we will arrange for resale of systems and parts to realize any residual value. We will also arrange for components to be responsibly recycled, preventing harmful chemicals and metals being sent to landfills.

No shame in SAN

On-site SANs may be unfashionable with the technology media, but they are still crucial to operations for many businesses that continue to invest in them accordingly. If your business is planning a similar SAN capacity expansion, CDS is here to help. 

To discuss your project and what we offer, please get in touch.

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