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Quality Awards for NAS: With a lineage that goes back to Sun and StorageTek, Oracle’s network-attached storage (NAS) boxes are meeting, and maybe exceeding, expectations.
File storage is front-page news in the data storage world these days, with talk of “big data” and the relentless growth of end-user information forcing us to focus our attention -- and storage infrastructure efforts -- on storage systems for file data. The good news is that storage vendors appear to be up to the task, with users generally expressing high satisfaction with their products on the sixth Storage magazine Quality Awards for network-attached storage (NAS).
Oracle Corp. storage users are apparently the most satisfied among the legions of NAS users. Their high marks across the spectrum of service and reliability propelled Oracle to the highest ratings among both enterprise and midrange NAS systems.
Over our six NAS Quality Awards surveys, we’ve seen six vendors garner top honors in the enterprise group and three winners among midrange NAS systems since NetApp Inc.’s earlier dominance when it won the first three Quality Awards. In this year’s survey, average ratings for both groups set records with new highs in every category except two.
Below, is a listing of the products that were included in the Storage magazine/ SearchStorage.com Quality Awards for NAS survey. The number of responses for each finalist is shown in parentheses after the product name.
Quality Awards for NAS
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This was first published in January 2012