The stunted physical SAN market – Dell man gives Wikibon forecasts his blessing
Analysis Current thinking among vendors with #hyperconverged and converged infrastructure offerings is that physical SANs are in decline and their market is shrinking. Chad Sakac, Converged Platforms Division president at #DellEMC, is the latest high-profile prognosticator to push this view. The Wikibon consultancy first talked about the server SAN idea in a January 2014 report, which mentioned #Nutanix and #SimpliVity. In April that year it went further, predicting that the growth of server-based SANs in enterprise and hyperscale data centres would prompt a dramatic fall in traditional enterprise storage use – meaning SAN, NAS and DAS – starting in 2017, continuing to 2022, then levelling off through to 2027.