IDC has released a study focusing on its European Vertical Market Survey findings regarding familiarity and investment plans for storage area network and network attached storage across Western European vertical markets.

IDC's survey confirms a shift from direct attached storage (DAS), mainly internal to server, to networked storage technologies, but vertical markets are moving at a variable pace, with demand linked to different functional areas, depending on the industry considered. This study highlights the differences among vertical markets in awareness, adoption, and preferred use of networked storage.

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