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Top tape libraries revealed - page 4

Rich Castagna
Make the same choice again?

We also asked respondents to tell us if they'd purchase the same product again. It's important to note that this isn't a question about buying intentions, but rather a key measure of hindsight. On the enterprise side, 88.1% of StorageTek SL-Series users said they'd buy that product again—this was also the highest percentage among all library vendors in the survey. In the midrange arena, nearly 86% of Spectra Logic's 10K/20K/T50 respondents said they'd buy those products again. In previous surveys, the responses to this question often didn't match the rankings of the survey; for tape libraries there was a very close correlation between buy-again numbers and category winners.

Part of a backup solution

Tape libraries are one-third of the B/R solution, with B/R software and tape devices being the other two-thirds. By combining the findings of this survey with those from our B/R software survey, IT organizations can assess what combinations of components are likely to yield the most satisfactory system for their environments.

BIO: Rich Castagna is Editor-in-Chief of Storage; Phil Goodwin is president of Diogenes Analytical Laboratories Inc.

Products included in our survey

The following products were included in Storage magazine's Quality Awards tape library survey.

Enterprise-class

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