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Quality Awards V: Spectra Logic reigns supreme
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of Vol. 9 Num. 8 November/December 2010
Spectra Logic tops both the midrange and enterprise tape library categories in the latest Storage magazine/ SearchStorage.com Quality Awards service and reliability survey. When Spectra Logic Corp. shows up for the Storage magazine/ SearchStorage.com Quality Awards for tape libraries, it doesn't fool around. Leading the field for both midrange and enterprise-class libraries by substantial margins, Spectra Logic adds a couple of new notches to its belt to complement its two previous wins in the midrange group, as well as a win and a second-place finish for enterprise products. In all other cases -- three enterprise and two midrange surveys -- Spectra failed to tally enough responses to be among the finalists. If they're in it, they win it . . . or just miss, as with Spectra's second-place overall ranking in the last enterprise tape libraries survey. This time, Spectra's overall score bested its nearest competitor in the enterprise group by nearly a full point: 7.40 to IBM's 6.47. Quantum Corp. (6.39), Hewlett-Packard (HP) Co. (...
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