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Vol. 2 No. 1 March 2003

Annual awards for the best and brightest in the storage industry

I sat with friends and watched the Tampa Bay Bucs trounce the Raiders a while ago, and couldn't help but notice all the accolades being tossed around--more than Academy Award winners. While I'm quick to report idiocy, I don't do enough to acknowledge those in my professional life that actually do their part to make it better. What you see here are my completely subjective opinions about the people, companies and things that I think have it figured out. (No one else at Enterprise Storage Group has any idea that I'm doing this, and I can guarantee you that each of our analysts would have entirely different winners.) This isn't to say that everyone else is a useless windbag--only that these folks stand out among their peers. Better luck next year. The rankings are in no specific order--just the top five in each category. Best CTO If the CTO lacks vision, that's a sure sign that the company will be out of business faster than the Red Sox will fold in September. A good one can articulate a clear, sometimes controversial vision of the...

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Features in this issue

  • Tap the SAN for File Storage

    Used to be, if you wanted to give users a central place to store files, you had two options: put them on a generic file server, or on a NAS device.

  • Sony Joins Super Drive Game

    The market for super drives is alive and kicking, according to a recent report from Freeman Reports, with unit shipments more than doubling from 2001 to 2002.

  • Symmetrix DMX: Is it Hot or Not?

    The year is still young, but EMC's Symmetrix DMX announcement is arguably 2003's biggest storage story.

  • Surveillance Gradually Going Digital

    Security-conscious companies who started out using analog videotapes, are gradually making the switch to digital, offloading to digital tape and occasionally, cheap ATA disk.

  • Ease backup pain

    OK, maybe there's no cure, but a variety of bandages and pills can help. We look at the major backup packages and analyze what each does best.

  • Bring DBAs into the SAN era

    by  Jim Booth

    You may not want DBAs poking around inside your fabric, but the more they understand about SANs, the better they'll be.

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