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Quality Awards: Top NAS products
This article is part of the Vol. 5 No. 3 May 2006 issue of Storage magazine
In our Quality Awards survey, some familiar--and not so familiar--NAS names won in the enterprise and midrange categories. After seeing the results of the Diogenes Labs–Storage magazine Quality Award for NAS, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Corp. users can be forgiven if they indulge in an "I told you so" moment. HDS not only won the enterprise NAS category, but captured the top spot for its enterprise SAN array in a previous Quality Award survey. And it accomplished this twin feat by outpolling much more established competition in each survey. Network Appliance (NetApp) Inc. is generally the first company that comes to mind when people think of NAS, and the company has parlayed that popularity into solid results in our survey. NetApp was the clear winner in the midrange NAS category and placed a close second to HDS in the enterprise category. With three NetApp boxes installed and another planned as a SAN array replacement, Brian Mitchell particularly likes NetApp's management capabilities. "I'm really pleased with it," says Mitchell...