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The best enterprise storage systems and products of 2020
This article is part of the Storage issue of Vol. 19, No. 1
The year 2020 was a difficult one and unlike any other for businesses and organizations around the world. Fortunately, while the challenges presented by COVID-19 were numerous, many data storage vendors rose to the occasion with standout enterprise storage systems, software and services. The 19th annual Storage magazine and SearchStorage 2020 Products of the Year competition recognizes the best of these products. We invited vendors to submit their products for consideration last fall. To be eligible, products must have been initially released or significantly upgraded on or after Sept. 20, 2019, and before Sept. 21, 2020. Our panel of industry experts -- consultants, analysts, and Storage magazine and SearchStorage editors and writers -- then selected 47 finalists to compete for medals in each of five categories: backup and disaster recovery (DR) hardware, software and services; cloud storage; disk and disk subsystems; hyper-converged and composable infrastructures; and storage system and application software. Our judges rated ...
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This illustrated guide to energy-efficient data storage offers tips on offloading data to the cloud and areas to review when estimating storage costs.
Explore IT infrastructure and storage-related software, hardware and services that will likely be embraced in the coming year, and how the pandemic has influenced their use.
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