The Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com 2012 Products of the Year enterprise storage systems category covers Fibre Channel and iSCSI SANs, network-attached storage, multiprotocol systems, direct-attached storage, hard disk drives, solid-state storage, disk controllers, caching appliances, storage virtualization appliances and cloud storage gateway appliances.
This year's storage systems category winners are a multiprotocol array that can be used as an all-flash system, a storage system that delivers quality of service and a flash memory array that comes with a 10-year warranty for multi-level cell (MLC) flash.
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The Tegile Zebi HA2800 multiprotocol storage array includes patent-pending Metadata Accelerated Storage System (MASS) technology. The product's snapshot and remote replication functionality can shrink backup windows and eliminate the need for backup software. Remote replication transmits only changed data, reducing the burden on the wide-area network. Application-aware provisioning profiles accelerate provisioning. Tegile's dashboard provides views into the health and status of the system.
Using the NexGen n5-150 Storage System, IT admins can now guarantee a targeted level of performance to each application and isolate workloads on the SAN. This essentially eliminates resource contention within the shared storage system. The product offers dynamic data placement with real-time tiering capabilities to maximize system resource utilization, and real-time data reduction with thin provisioning features to ensure optimal capacity utilization. Also included is inline pattern matching and variable block ingest that's optimized for both flash and disk.
The Gemini Flash Memory Array runs Nimbus' HALO OS, a software platform that combines unified storage with data deduplication, compression, thin provisioning, replication, snapshots, encryption and live software updates. A patent-pending Parallel Memory Architecture stripes IO across a non-blocking internal switch, achieving throughput rates greater than traditional storage and server systems. Flash Lifecycle Management technology combines software and flash management ASICs to extend endurance to support more than 1 PB of weekly data writes for up to 10 years, backing an available 10-year warranty.
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