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This article is part of the Vol. 5 No. 10 December 2006 issue of The hottest storage technology for 2007
Midrange storage arrays just might be the storage hardware category offering consumers the greatest breadth of choice. Readers voted this year's winner of the Diogenes Labs–Storage magazine Quality Award for midrange arrays to EqualLogic's PS Series, out of 15 different midrange product lines. Storage readers were asked to relate their experiences using different midrange product lines, ranging from Apple Computer Inc. to Xiotech Corp. Our readers provided a total of 474 evaluations of these systems, with nine products garnering enough responses to be included as award finalists. Readers rated these systems in five different categories--sales-force competence, product features, initial product quality, product reliability and technical support--using a 1.0-8.0 scale, where 8.0 is the most favorable score. Previous Quality Awards Winners BakBone Netvault upsets in Quality Awards HDS repeats as enterprise arrays champ Hitachi wins enterprise NAS Top tape libraries revealed Our survey is designed to allow smaller vendors to compete on an equal footing with ... Access >>>
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Quality awards II: EqualLogic named top midrange array
by Rich Castagna
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