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Vol. 9 Num. 6 September 2010

Quality Awards V: Compellent regains top midrange arrays spot

The fifth edition of our service and reliability survey for midrange arrays shows that users of midrange storage systems are pretty darned satisfied with their purchases. Midrange storage array vendors seem to be doing a lot of things right. On our latest Quality Awards survey of midrange arrays, all of the finalists scored so well that it's hard to find fault with any of their product lines. This is the fifth time we've canvassed users about the service and reliability of their midrange storage arrays, and these users showed the highest level of satisfaction with this product class to date. With a record overall score of 7.12 for midrange systems, Compellent Technologies Inc. has regained the crown that Dell Inc. snagged in our previous survey. Compellent's win was earned with a consistent performance, garnering the top scores in all five of our rating categories -- sales-force competence, initial product quality, product features, product reliability and technical support. In winning all of the categories, the company's ...

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  • ILM lives again!

    Information lifecycle management faded into oblivion without getting serious notice. But it's back now, with a new name and more realistic goals.