Primary Storage Media for Virtual Machines

What is the primary storage medium for your virtual machines?

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Tape: 39%
Disk: 20%
Deduplicated disk: 6%
Both disk & tape: 24%
All the above: 11%
Survey of 54 users of Symantec NetBackup

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Validated on Jul 01, 2011 | Respondent Details

Selected individual responses used in this chart:

Title Company Size Industry Response
IT Manager Medium Enterprise Automotive & Transport


IT Architect Medium Enterprise Computer Services

Deduplicated disk

Senior IT Architect Fortune 500 Computer Software

All the above

IT Architect Fortune 500 Telecommunications Services


System Administrator Global 500 Computer Services


System Administrator Medium Enterprise Telecommunications Services

Both disk & tape

Storage Administrator S&P 500 Consumer Products

All the above

IT Architect Medium Enterprise Automotive & Transport


IT Specialist Small Business Professional Services

All the above

Storage Administrator Global 500 Computer Services


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