In our Storage Products of the Year for 2006, check out which products ranked the best in the backup hardware category.
The top winners in this category are:
- Gold Award:
Data breaches played prominently in 2006's headlines, and IBM Corp. has led the charge in responding to this problem by making data security as much a part of the tape process as compression.
- Silver Award:
As disk-to-disk backup grows more popular, disk targets are getting smarter. This hardware-based standout is the second version of Sepaton Inc.'s disk-only VTL.
- Bronze Award:
Data Domain Inc. is a perennial medal winner in this category, and the data deduplication pioneer hasn't been standing still—and neither have storage growth and consolidation trends.