Storage market USD71bn by 2004

IDC says the storage market will reach USD71bn by 2004: software and services growing fastest to USD9bn and USD24bn, respectively.

"We see iSCSI playing a role in small- and medium-sized businesses that prefer to stick to known brands. This will push Fiber Channel into the higher end, where performance is more of an issue. Infiniband, on the other hand, will probably remain a server-to-server interconnect, or will be used in clustering environments and direct attached storage."

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