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Vol. 4 No. 11 January 2006

Top tape libraries revealed

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...

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Features in this issue

  • Pump up array performance

    As data wends it ways from hosts, through the fabric and to the array, it encounters many potential bottlenecks. But that also means there are a number of ways to improve storage subsystem performance. The key to the tuning process is a thorough understanding of your application requirements.

  • Encryption appliances reviewed

    Lost tapes have been headline news lately, making encryption products hotter than ever. We review encryption products from Kasten Chase, NeoScale Systems and Vormetric to help you choose the best product for your shop.

  • Top tape libraries revealed

    by  Rich Castagna

    Users cite a high level of satisfaction for these backup mainstays, citing StorageTek and Spectra Logic as the top libraries, in the Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Awards.

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