The success of HNAS technologies has been predicated on the ability to do more ,faster ,better. Providing a performance technology to accelerate applications in production has enhanced the capabilities of the users making them more productive and creative in the delivery of their products.
This has stimulated a larger volume of content (traffic to the TCP world) in the network.
CIOS now need to dynamically provision logic paths to accommodateday to day activity and changes placed upon them from the Applications group.
Cisco says not possible!
VMWARE says we can! VMware recently integrated the Nicira product into their Hypervisior.
So , When a bank has a special application say for "401kSeason" the IT manager from Hypervsior can Spin up the required VMs, dynamically provision the network to the HNAS and create a EVSon the 900g drives with the appropriate TBs required.
A year ago this would have taken six months to do, now it is done in a day.
Think of the possibilities.