Oracle NAS comes up big -- twice

Rich Castagna, Editorial Director

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Tops in TBs

It doesn’t have any bearing on the Quality Awards survey rankings, but we ask how much of a commitment respondents

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have made to each vendor’s products in terms of installed capacity. When it comes to its users’ average installed capacity, NetApp edged Oracle with 104 TB to Oracle’s 102 TB. Enterprise stalwart EMC wasn’t far off with 99 TB.

Oracle’s midrange NAS users reported an average installed capacity of 94 TB, well ahead of EMC’s 83 TB, followed by NetApp (62 TB), IBM (61 TB) and Dell (60 TB).

We also asked if respondents would make the same purchase again given what they know now. Fairly often we don’t see a direct correlation between ratings winners and “buy again” favorites, which may just be a case of growing comfortable with a product over time. For enterprise NAS, the buy-again numbers track the rankings fairly closely, with 97% of Oracle users ready to sign on the dotted line again. Oracle also topped the charts among midrange vendors, although less impressively, with 89% saying they’d come back for more.

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BIO: Rich Castagna is editorial director of the Storage Media Group.

This was first published in January 2012

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