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This article is part of the Vol. 9 Num. 7 October 2010 issue of Integrating virtual servers and desktops with storage
Making technology choices is hard, but getting solid information about those technologies may be even tougher. And users are losing out. Having a choice is important, but it's also a double-edge sword. That's why on some level having a clear market leader makes life easier and safer for IT professionals. For example, you're probably using Cisco for your networking infrastructure; have a ton of Microsoft servers; and your server virtualization platform is more than likely VMware. However, users evaluating storage systems don't have a single clear leader to choose from. Dell, EMC, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Hitachi, IBM, NetApp and Oracle all have multibillion dollar storage businesses. There are more than a dozen storage system vendors that can be considered "competitive," and more startups are popping up all the time. In my travels I always ask IT professionals where they get their information when they have to make a storage decision. The three answers I consistently hear are from their peers, storage vendors and channel partners. The information you get from ... Access >>>
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