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Check out the best data storage products of 2015
The fourteenth edition of the Storage magazine/SearchStorage Product of the Year awards recognizes the innovation, performance and functionality of 18 the best data storage products. And, as we've often seen, these outstanding data storage products come from both well-established vendors and startups just on the scene. Winners are recognized in six categories: backup software, backup hardware, storage system software, all-flash arrays, storage management tools and hybrid arrays.
Hyper-converged systems pack storage, compute and networking into hypervisor-based bundles. These turnkey packages offer fast deployment and ease of use, but there are significant differences among products and limitations you should be aware of.
RAID has been the de facto internal data protection technology for years, but new approaches are better suited to new storage architectures. Make sure your data is as safe as it can be.
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Features in this issue
A cross-section of users, industry experts, and Storage magazine and SearchStorage editors picked these 18 products as best of 2015.
The hyper-converged appliance market has exploded thanks to their fast deployment and easy management that overcome their limitations.
Snapshots, mirroring, replication and erasure coding are among the data protection systems that help keep data safe -- see how and when to use them.
Buying data backup hardware has never been easy, but companies are leveraging vendor relationships to get discounts and other benefits.
Columns in this issue
After Rich Castagna offered his look at the future of data storage in 2016, vendors and analysts shared their guesses on what will happen this year.
Jon Toigo shares two reasons why you should not lose faith despite all the hype surrounding the software-defined storage market.
Disk, tape and the cloud all help ensure rapid recovery, reliable retention and data agility. Each should be part of your data protection strategy.
Jeff Kato takes a closer look at ideal scale-out NAS design principles and vendors that are emerging with modern scale-out NAS designs.