Every company goes through its ups and downs, according to this report it looks like NetApp SAN solutions may be in for a rough ride. Only time will tell.
"It appears that NetApp's move into the SAN market is meeting some resistance despite its dominant position in NAS," the report's analysis of the numbers reads. "On the plus side, just over 40% of the respondents that are candidates for NetApp's SAN offerings have purchased or are planning on purchasing these products, up slightly from our August 2006 survey. However, the biggest shift between these two surveys is a steep decline in the number of respondents that are currently evaluating NetApp's SAN offerings and a corresponding increase in current customers that are only planning on using its NAS products and have no plans to even evaluate its SAN lineup."
Out of our large customer base of clients , very few are using filers as a NetApp SAN .