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This article is part of the Vol. 10 Num. 7 September 2011 issue of FC, iSCSI, NAS: How to choose storage for virtual servers
Dell plus Compellent proved to be a strong combination, but not quite strong enough to overtake NetApp on our sixth Quality Awards survey for midrange arrays. About the Quality Awards The Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Quality Awards are designed to identify and recognize products that have proven their quality and reliability in actual use. Results are derived from a survey of qualified readers who assess products in five main categories: sales-force competence, initial product quality, product features, product reliability and technical support. Our methodology incorporates statistically valid polling that eliminates market share as a factor. Indeed, our objective is to identify the most reliable products on the market regardless of vendor name, reputation or size. Products are rated on a scale of 1.00 to 8.00, where 8.00 is the best score. A total of 457 respondents provided 797 midrange storage array evaluations. To say NetApp Inc. outscored Dell Inc. on the latest Quality Awards survey for midrange arrays is something of an overstatement. With the ... Access >>>
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