Originally Posted by demenas
Who said you could?
That wasn't the point you were making. You denied that companies make plans beyond 3 years, period. No level of detail was mentioned.
No, I said that companies couldn't make specific equipment plans, just more general plans about the direction they wanted to go in.
You first said that:
Businesses need a five year road map of upcoming technology from a company.
Which companies can't do, other than in a general way.
Then you said:
We're working on 6 year plans right now.
I again said that you could make general plans as to technology directions, but nothing specific. I'm not being vague, as you are.
If you bought a large server three years ago, do you expect the manufacturer to tell you how they plan to upgrade that in five or six years? That's what you are essentially saying by stating that you want a 6 year technology roadmap from your vendors.
You're saying that QLogic gave you a specific technology plan for the next 5 or 6 years that you are demanding?
No way! They can assure you that current products will be supported out for five or even ten years, but not that they will be able to be upgraded.
As for new products, well, they haven't the faintest idea what products they will have five years from now. Nobody does, except in the most general way, and even that's a guess, because new technology is often delayed. Storage products are changing very quickly right now.
You seem to be backing off from your first statement.