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Fujitsu takes the Quality Award for enterprise storage arrays
This article is part of the March 2014 Vol. 13 No. 1 issue of Storage magazine
In the Storage magazine ninth annual Quality Awards survey for enterprise storage arrays, Fujitsu didn't just make the cut; it took the cake by earning top honors. The term enterprise array may be broadly defined these days, but common wisdom says these data center mainstays share at least three prominent traits: a lot of I/O horsepower, ample capacity and a price tag that usually has more digits than a storage manager cares to count. But even measured against those high expectations, enterprise array vendors don't disappoint their customers, as underscored by our ninth annual Quality Awards user satisfaction survey for enterprise arrays. All the usual suspects were represented and fared quite well, but this year a surprise winner emerged: Fujitsu, featuring its high-end Eternus systems. Following Fujitsu are a bevy of more familiar players, including EMC Corp., IBM, Hitachi Data Systems, Hewlett-Packard (HP) Co. and NetApp Inc., in yet another typically tight race for rankings. Over the past few years we've seen some fairly ...
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