A new SearchOracle.com article, “DBAs to storage managers: We want more!” highlights the results of a recent Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) survey, which reveals that nearly all DBAs and systems administrators are hungry for more storage. More than nine out of 10 respondents said they expect their storage needs to increase in 2007, and 43% complain that a lack of available storage has led to application rollout delays in the past two years.
The survey also called attention to the changing role of the DBA in regards to storage. More and more, the roles of those on the database and systems side are converging with the roles of those on the storage side. Results indicate that now, over 60% of DBAs oversee day-to-day storage decisions.
Readers, we want to hear your thoughts on this. If you’re a DBA or sys admin, how much say do you have in storage decisions at your company? Do you have more or less control over storage than you did a few years ago? If storage capacity is largely in your hands, do you think this helps prevent the common problems caused by storage shortages, like rollout delays, slow backups and decreased database performance?
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