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Storage redux: Purchase plans reviving

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Among the storage vendors respondents purchased from in 2009, EMC Corp. is still top dog, but its lead over Dell Inc. and Hewlett-Packard (HP) Co. has dwindled by a few points; IBM and NetApp Inc. round out the top five. The primary reason for selecting a particular disk vendor is still the features and functions the product offers (29%) but economic times have had an effect on selection criteria. The second-most-cited selection criteria is that a vendor already supplies other technology to the company (23%); the comfort factor certainly figures in, but it's also likely that a vendor with its foot firmly in the door might cut some special deals for storage purchases. Price, traditionally a lesser selection factor, is up to fourth at 16%, just a point behind tech support.

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Top 5

Who have you purchased, or plan to purchase, a disk system from this year?
EMC 37%
Dell 29%
HP 28%
IBM 23%
NetApp 23%

Who have you purchased, or plan to purchase, storage networking switches from this year?
Cisco 48%
Brocade 41%
QLogic 9%
Dell 4%
HP 3%

Who have you purchased, or plan to purchase, tape backup hardware from in 2009?
IBM 22%
HP 22%
Dell 20%
Quantum 17%
Sun 16%

Who will be your primary vendor for backup software in 2010?
Symantec 42%
IBM 12%
EMC 10%
CommVault 9%
HP 5%

This was first published in October 2009

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