Best data storage products 2011

2011 Products of the Year finalists

It was a hard decision, but our panel of judges narrowed nearly 200 entries for the 2011 Products of the Year to 48 finalists.

Find out what products were in the running for a 2011 Products of the Year award.

In this part:

Backup and disaster recovery software and services

Seven finalists vie for the backup and DR competition cup. Who will get pushed off the podium?

Backup hardware

The backup hardware category had a hefty 10 finalists competing for Gold, Silver and Bronze. Which backup system will reign supreme?

Networking equipment

Switches, host bus adapters and network interface cards (oh my!) were among the six products competing for networking medals this year.

Storage management tools

Five storage management tools made it to the finals, and while it may be a small group, it's an elite one. See if your choice made the cut.

Storage systems

We need three hands to count the finalists in this group. We had to make tough choices to narrow our selection -- could you do the same?

Storage system software

And then there were nine little storage system software products. Who will make the final countdown?