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This article is part of the Vol. 4 No. 1 March 2005 issue of Exploring the most innovative midrange systems
Storage in general is hot and some--not all--of the excitement is coming from the big dogs. But there are a handful of wanna-be big dogs that are barking very loudly and stirring things up. I love the fact that 3PAR is about to land its 100th customer--and they're all big, sophisticated shops that realized they needed utility storage functionality but couldn't get it from their primary vendors. The big guys are still so far behind 3PAR that I see a bright couple of years ahead for my odd-named friends. I picked Bocada as one of my favorites and rightfully so. The backup reporting company tripled in size last year, has a gazillion installations and still nobody can touch them from a functional perspective. If you haven't downloaded a free trial yet, you're missing out. Avamar Technologies spent a long time bashing its head into the brick wall of IT and telling the world that it has a new way to solve the age-old problem of backup. It seems the establishment is finally listening. And the really big shops are not only listening but buying. Life will change in ... Access >>>
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