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Published: 20 Oct 2012

Upstarts shake up the storage status quo The votes have been tallied, and to the victors go the spoils ... WELL, I HOPE. I found this year's "Products of the Year" awards fascinating (see "Best storage products of 2005," Storage, February 2006). None of the winners, with the possible exception of McData and Sun Microsystems, can be considered old school. First, understand that I had nothing to do with picking the winners. Second, recognize that however the judges came to their conclusions, most of these winners were NOT the safe bets. I could add up the marketing budgets of the four smaller (not Sun) winners and it would still be a small fraction of one month's budget of one of the big boys. That shows some bravado by this magazine and makes me proud to cling to this back page. Two of the winners, Avamar Technologies and Kazeon Systems, won by being radically new. Avamar won for being smart (and lucky) enough to start a company that would revolutionize the backup/restore world with engineers who had no background in the backup/restore business. They've built... Access >>>

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      Storage Bin: The winners of Storage magazine's Products of the Year were surprising, as so few of them were big-name storage vendors. Here's Steve Duplessie's take on the subject.

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