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Vol. 7 No. 4 June 2008

QUALITY AWARDS III: NetApp sweeps NAS awards

Perennially strong in midrange NAS, NetApp adds the enterprise-class award in the latest Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Award. Get out the brooms. NetApp is the undisputed top NAS vendor after a clean sweep of the enterprise and midrange categories in this year's Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Award III for NAS survey. NetApp is synonymous with NAS and has historically done very well among the midrange products in our survey, winning the top midrange spot three years in a row. The big news this time is that NetApp also captured the top enterprise award. NetApp notched solid scores in all categories. However, IBM was a strong challenger, ranking second among enterprise and midrange systems. Hewlett-Packard (HP) Co., which was near the bottom of both categories last year, placed third among enterprise products and fourth in the midrange group. Dell Inc. improved its year-over-year placement by coming in third for midrange products. EMC Corp. took fourth place in the enterprise class and rounded out the midrange ...

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Features in this issue

  • Gaps seen in file archiving tools

  • 10 key considerations for email archiving

    If you haven't standardized on an email archiving product, it can be time-consuming to find one that fits your company's needs. We list the 10 questions that will help you narrow down the list of available products and find the one that best suits your requirements.

  • QUALITY AWARDS III: NetApp sweeps NAS awards

    After a clean sweep of both the enterprise and midrange categories, NetApp is the undisputed NAS king. BlueArc Corp., last year's enterprise winner, didn't have a chance to challenge NetApp with too few responses to make the final cut.

  • Ask the Expert: Connecting two data centers

    I'm connecting two data centers, 70km apart, and I want to use EMC Symmetrix for synchronous replication. Will that distance work?

  • Migrate data without mistakes

    by  Deni Connor

    Data migrations are a fact of life. In many cases, the migration ends up being a tedious process. Automated tools can help ease migration woes. Host-based migration software takes the load off the storage array and can easily bridge the gap when migrating data between heterogeneous storage systems. But array-based migration may be preferred for technology refreshes.

  • The big crunch: Capacity grows, budgets shrink

    The brief respite storage managers enjoyed from the ever-escalating need for more disk capacity appears to be over. Respondents to our 2008 Purchasing Intentions survey say they'll add an average of 47TB of new disk capacity this year. But they'll have to do it with smaller storage budgets. And while virtualization could help respondents use their storage more efficiently, it's still receiving a cool reception.

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