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Rich Castagna, Editorial Director Published: 18 Oct 2012

Quality Awards for NAS: With a lineage that goes back to Sun and StorageTek, Oracle’s network-attached storage (NAS) boxes are meeting, and maybe exceeding, expectations.  About the survey The Storage magazine/ SearchStorage.com Quality Awards are designed to identify and recognize products that have proven their quality and reliability in actual use. The results are derived from a survey of qualified Storage/ SearchStorage.com readers who assessed products in five main categories: sales-force competence, product features, initial product quality, product reliability and technical support. Products are rated on a 1.00-8.00 scale, where 8.00 is the most favorable score. This is the sixth edition of the Quality Awards for NAS systems; there were 206 responses to the survey with ratings of 389 products/product lines. File storage is front-page news in the data storage world these days, with talk of “big data” and the relentless growth of end-user information forcing us to focus our attention -- and storage infrastructure efforts -- on storage systems for file ... Access >>>

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