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2009 Storage Products of the Year
The February 2010 issue of Storage magazine online unveils the 2009 Storage Products of the Year. Three winners are named in five categories – Backup and DR Hardware, Backup and DR Software and Services, Disks and Disk Subsystems, Storage Management Tools and Storage Networking Equipment.
Features in this issue
Our monthly survey shows that more than 50% of respondents use SAS drives. With 6 Gbps SAS now available, SAS is poised to make an impact on various storage implementations.
These 15 products rank as the best of 2009, as judged by a panel of users, analysts, consultants, and SearchStorage.com and Storage magazine editors. The list of top products is highlighted by several repeat winners who keep improving their products, and by relative upstarts who are breaking ground with newer technologies.
File storage is growing very quickly, leaving storage shops to grapple with multiple disparate NAS systems. But a number of technologies can make file storage more manageable.
The benefits of virtualization can now be applied to storage networks. Read how new products make it possible to pool and share storage networking resources.
Columns in this issue
What's in vogue in storage today can become a vague memory tomorrow. Figuring out which new technologies have staying power tests the skills of enterprise data storage managers.
With backup vendors revising their offerings to take advantage of VMware vSphere's new features, an upgrade to vSphere could be a step toward better protection of your firm's data storage.