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Vendors and users alike are grappling with how to spread the benefits of storage networking beyond today's implementations. That means tackling WAN distribution problems, enabling greater consolidation, meeting lower cost points, simplifying complex environments, and improving manageability, data protection and availability. That's a long wish list, but this year's winners largely meet many of those goals.
As always, entrants are judged on six criteria:
- Ease of integration into existing environments
Disk & Disk Subsystems
This was first published in January 2005