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Best storage products of 2003
This article is part of the Vol. 2 No. 11 January 2004 issue of Storage magazine
Many storage managers had a heads-down 2003, struggling just to keep pace. If you were one of them, you may not have noticed that 2003 was a watershed year in many areas: new storage architectures, the arrival (finally!) of real iSCSI products, more useful storage management tools and a host of other beneficial and welcome additions to your arsenal. To make the lives of busy storage managers easier, the editors of Storage and SearchStorage.com once again present the 15 best products introduced and shipped in 2003. As in the past, our criteria are: Innovation Performance Ease of integration into existing environments Ease of use and manageability Functionality Value More than 100 submissions were scrutinized, and the best of that group were judged by a panel of independent experts, storage managers and editors. Products were scored on all of the previously mentioned criteria. Some of the winners were highly innovative; some set new benchmarks for value or another attribute; and some just had a great combination of several ...