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NetApp tops enterprise array field again
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of Vol. 10 Num. 1 March 2011
If it hasn't done so already, NetApp is shaking off that "only NAS" label with yet another big win in the Quality Awards for Enterprise Arrays. Products in the survey These products were included in the seventh Quality Awards for Enterprise Arrays survey (the number of responses for finalists is in parentheses). EMC Corp. Symmetrix DMX/DMX-3/DMX-4 or VMAX/VMAXe (90) Fujitsu Eternus DX8400 or DX8700* Hewlett-Packard (HP) Co. XP Series/HP StorageWorks P9000 Series/HP P10000 3PAR Storage Systems/HP 3PAR T-Class Storage Systems (82) Hitachi Data Systems USP/USP V/VSP Series (35) IBM DS8000 Series or XIV Storage System (45) NetApp Inc. FAS6000 Series or V6000 Series (60) *Too few responses to qualify By now, everyone should be convinced: NetApp Inc. is an enterprise data storage powerhouse and not just a major network-attached storage (NAS) player. For the fourth survey in a row, NetApp has won top honors in the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Quality Awards for Enterprise Arrays (including one shared win with EMC Corp.). As it ...
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