Report says converged data centres not the solution - Networking Industry News
According to a report by Gartner, having a separate local area network (LAN) and a storage area network (SAN) may be the most efficient option as complexity increases when they are converged.
While in theory a converged system could cut down on the amount of network equipment needed, in practice it is not necessarily the case as extra switches are needed just to interconnect other switches.
Joe Skorupa, research vice president at Gartner, said: "The promise that a single converged data centre network would require fewer switches and ports doesn't stand up to scrutiny.
"Additionally, since more equipment is required, maintenance and support costs are unlikely to be reduced."
Many consumers have also begun adopting SAN solutions for their homes or businesses, with In-Stat predicting that the market will grow by 40 per cent between 2009 and 2014.
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