Storage Products That Drive Revenue

Sixty-three percent of storage solution providers said they sell hard drives, including SATA, SAS, SCSI, and Fibre Channel models. That number includes solution providers who sell hard drives to increase the capacity of SAN and NAS appliances, as well as those who build and configure both name brand and whitebox servers.

The survey did not go into detail about which specific drives the solution providers sell, but the trend is continued strong growth for SAS and SATA hard drives to both the appliance and the server direct-attach markets, stable or slightly weakening sales of Fibre Channel drives as iSCSI array sales continue to erode the popularity of Fibre Channel, and rapidly falling SCSI sales thanks to SAS, which has all the benefits of SCSI without any of the disadvantages.

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