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March 2013 Vol. 12 No. 1

Hitachi's enterprise storage arrays back on top

Eclipsing a strong field of enterprise storage arrays contenders, Hitachi Data Systems made an impressive run by sweeping all five Quality Awards ratings categories. Enterprise storage arrays are the big storage iron in most IT shops, and as top-of-the-line data storage gear they're measured by higher standards of service and reliability. The results of our eighth Quality Awards survey for enterprise arrays indicate that enterprise storage vendors are doing an excellent job of meeting -- and even exceeding -- those expectations. Hitachi Data Systems Corp. prevailed among our group of five enterprise storage vendors, regaining the top spot it held for the first three Quality Awards in this category, but had since yielded to the likes of EMC Corp. and NetApp Inc. (a three-time winner). Overall ratings Hitachi Data Systems recouped the crown it ceded five years ago with a clean sweep of the five ratings categories to prevail over some tough competition, especially from EMC and IBM. Hitachi's overall score of 6.78 is the highest ...

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