Data storage technology and management

Products of the Year 2009:

In our enterprise data storage 2009 Products of the Year awards, find out which storage networking equipment products ranked the highest. Products submitted in the storage networking equipment category covered switches, HBAs, NICs, virtualization appliances and security devices.

Storage networking equipment

The top winners in this category are:

Gold Award:

Storspeed Inc. SP5000 Application-Aware Cache

Storspeed Inc.'s SP5000 application-aware cache creates a virtual performance layer and selectively applies administrator-created performance profiles to users and applications. Its ability to ensure that key users and applications will receive...

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Silver Award:

QLogic Corp. 8100 Series Converged Network Adapters

The QLogic Corp. 8100 Series Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) converged network adapter (CNA) uses a single chip set to allow storage administrators to extend server and storage consolidation and virtualization projects by converging Fibre Channel...

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Bronze Award:

VirtenSys Inc. VIO 4000 Series I/O Virtualization (IOV) Switch

The VirtenSys VIO 4000 Series consolidates, virtualizes and dynamically shares standard Ethernet NICs, Fibre Channel NICs or SAS controllers to relieve I/O bottlenecks. The VIO 4000 also dramatically reduces the number of tasks, cabling, and power...

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