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Rich Castagna and Phil Goodwin Published: 19 Oct 2012

Unlike previous Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Awards the underdogs didn't prevail in the tape library category of our latest awards, where Storage Technology Corp. (StorageTek, now Sun Microsystems Inc.) scored a solid one-two punch—ranking first in the enterprise-class category and second in the midrange category. StorageTek's win among midrange disk arrays and Sun's strong second-place showing among enterprise-class storage arrays— leads us to conclude that the Sun/StorageTek combination bodes well for storage users. It should be noted that the Sun libraries included in our survey are OEM versions of StorageTek libraries. However, StorageTek's strong showing in both categories doesn't overshadow Spectra Logic Corp.'s first-place win in the midrange libraries category. In a field populated by much larger competitors, Spectra Logic users indicated strong satisfaction across all categories of our survey. The high approval ratings bolster the perception of the company as having innovative technology and engineering acumen, even though it may not enjoy... Access >>>

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