In our enterprise data storage 2009 Products of the Year awards, find out which storage management tools ranked the highest. Products submitted in the storage management tools category covered storage resource management (SRM) and SAN management software, performance monitoring, file systems, volume management, virtualization software and security software.
Storage management tools
The top winners in this category are:
- Gold Award:
Akorri Inc.'s BalancePoint has been ahead of the curve in agent-free monitoring, and the latest version of the product adds analysis for SAN switches from Brocade Communications Systems Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc., as well as richer metrics for...
- Silver Award:
Seanodes Inc.'s Exanodes Virtual Machine Edition can turn the internal disks or direct-attached storage (DAS) of VMware Inc. ESX Servers into a virtual iSCSI SAN. That, in turn, makes it possible to take advantage of advanced VMware features, such...
- Bronze Award:
Bycast Inc.'s StorageGRID 8 software takes aim at the business and technical needs of private and public cloud storage providers. Key enhancements include discrete security partitions to enable service providers or IT departments to support multiple...