The editors of TechTarget’s Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com today announced their annual “Products of the Year” Awards. The Awards span five product categories — Storage Management Software, Backup Hardware, Backup and Disaster Recovery Software, Disk and Disk Subsystems, and Networking Equipment — and single out 15 new or enhanced products that enterprise IT professionals should consider adding to their “A” lists of products to evaluate.
The products were judged by the editors of the Web site and publication in conjunction with teams of users, industry experts, analysts, and consultants. Judges evaluated more than 200 products introduced, upgraded, and shipped between October 27, 2005 and November 3, 2006. The judging panel selected Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners within each product category.
The selection of winning products was based on six criteria:
- Ease of integration into existing environments
Category: Storage Management Software
Gold: Abrevity Inc. — Abrevity FileData Classifier 2.7
Silver: EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) — EMC Infoscape
Bronze: Onaro Inc. — Onaro SANscreen Replication Assurance
Category: Backup Hardware
Gold: IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) — IBM System Storage TS1120 tape drive model E05
Silver: Sepaton Inc. — Sepaton S2100-ES2 Virtual Tape Appliance
Bronze: Data Domain Inc. — Data Domain DDX Array Series
Category: Backup and Disaster Recovery Software
Gold: Signiant Inc. — Signiant Mobilize for Remote Data Protection
Silver: UltraBac Software — UltraBac Software UBDR Gold Version 3.0
Bronze: Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) — Symantec Backup Exec 11d
Category: Disk and Disk Subsystems
Gold: ONStor Inc. — ONStor Pantera Series Clustered NAS
Silver: Seagate Technology LLC (NYSE: STX) — Seagate Cheetah 15K.5 300GB enterprise hard drive
Bronze: BlueArc Corp. — BlueArc Titan 2200 Storage System
Category: Networking Equipment
Gold: Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD) Brocade SilkWorm 48000 Director
Silver: QLogic Corp. (NASDAQ:QLGC) — QLogic SANbox 9000
Bronze: Riverbed Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: RVBD) — Steelhead Appliances
TechTarget’s Storage is the only monthly publication that provides information technology (IT) executives, managers, and staff with in-depth analysis and forward-looking guidance on managing, storing, networking, and safeguarding the data at the core of large organizations. TechTarget distributes the magazine to a controlled, qualified circulation of 50,000 storage-focused IT professionals. Storage has received numerous awards, including the ASBPE Awards for Editorial Excellence and the Folio: Show “Ozzie” and “Eddie” Awards. In addition, the editorial staff of Storage has been named a finalist for the prestigious Jesse H. Neal Awards for Excellence in Business Journalism.
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