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Carry that load, buy it again
Although not necessarily a measure of vendor service or reliability, the amount of data that passes through a tape library on a weekly basis may indeed be a gauge of users’ expectations, dependence and confidence in a product.
HEAVY HITTERS: TERABYTES BACKED UP PER WEEK
Enlarge HEAVY HITTERS: TERABYTES BACKED UP PER WEEK diagram.
Oracle -- likely due to its heritage stretching back to StorageTek Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc.—sits atop both the enterprise and midrange groups when it comes to the sheer capacity its products churn through.
WOULD YOU BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN?
Enlarge WOULD YOU BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN? diagram.
We always make it a point to ask respondents, given what they now know, whether they’d make the same product purchase again. Often the “buy again” numbers run contrary to the ratings largely because users often feel a degree of loyalty (or at least familiarity) after having worked with a product for years. This time around, the “buy again” numbers jibe pretty closely with the ratings.
BIO: Rich Castagna is editorial director of the Storage Media Group.
This was first published in December 2011