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Vol. 9 Num. 9 January 2011

Quality Awards V: EMC and IBM top NAS field

Record-breaking scores highlight EMC's sweep of the enterprise NAS group and IBM's stunning performance among midrange NAS systems. Over the years, we've seen fairly high satisfaction levels reported by users on the Storage magazine/ Quality Awards for network-attached storage (NAS) systems. But the latest Quality Awards survey -- our fifth for this product class -- suggests that NAS vendors haven't been sitting on their laurels, as scores were higher than ever. In fact, overall average scores and category scores for both the midrange and enterprise NAS groups were all record highs. And given the unchecked growth of file storage at most companies, it's a good thing respondents are so pleased with their choices for file storage. In five rounds of Quality Awards surveying, we've had five different winners in the enterprise group, with first-time victor EMC Corp. at the head of the class this time. EMC's previous best showing was a second-place finish, but the current survey results put the firm atop an abbreviated...

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