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The best enterprise storage products of 2018
This article is part of the Storage issue of February 2019, Vol. 17, No. 9
It's time for Storage magazine and SearchStorage's annual recognition of the best enterprise storage products of the past year. Welcome to Products of the Year 2018! For the 17th straight year, an invitation went out requesting storage vendors enter their products to vie for the 2018 awards. These aren't just any products, mind you. As in past years, the 2018 Products of the Year competition only accepted hardware, software and services submissions for data storage products released or significantly upgraded during the past year. This requirement levels the playing field for new products and companies competing to be named the best enterprise storage products of 2018. It also gives our readers a more comprehensive view of the storage market by focusing on products they may not have known about. Our judging panel includes analysts and consultants as well as Storage magazine and SearchStorage editors. They weighed technological innovation, ease of integration, performance, ease of manageability, value, functionality and ...
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Features in this issue
Get to know the 15 top enterprise storage products selected from a field of more than 100 in the 'Storage' magazine and SearchStorage annual Products of the Year competition.
A study finds mass secondary data fragmentation across storage silos is negatively affecting IT staff morale and the ability of enterprises to comply with regulations.
Hot storage tech trends for 2019 include cheaper, denser flash and multi-cloud data management that can benefit the consumer and create better performance and data protection.
News in this issue
Dave Raffo won't pretend to know what 2019 will bring to the world of enterprise data storage, but he does know what he learned while following the data storage industry in 2018.
Columns in this issue
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