**NOTE: The deadline for entries has passed. Thank you for your interest in the TechTarget Storage Products of the Year awards.**
Users and vendors: Nominate your favorite or best products by filling out each of the fields in the 2022 entry form by Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 5:00 p.m. PDT. All questions must be answered on the form or the entry will be disqualified. For tips from our judges on submitting a product for consideration, click here. If you have problems with the form, contact us for guidance.
Details about submissions: All storage products qualify for entry if they were new or significantly upgraded and first shipped on or after Sept. 22, 2021, and before Sept. 1, 2022.
Your product should be entered in one of the following four categories:
- BACKUP AND DISASTER RECOVERY HARDWARE, SOFTWARE AND SERVICES. This category includes data protection hardware, backup software integrated with hardware appliances, tape libraries and drives, backup media, disk backup targets and deduplication devices. It also covers backup and recovery software; cloud backup and recovery services; and on-premises backup and disaster recovery, snapshotting, replication and archiving products.
- CLOUD STORAGE. Products must be able to run in the cloud with no dependencies on the underlying on-premises hardware. They include software that pools and centrally manages storage across servers or cloud object stores, cloud-native storage, file systems not tied to specific arrays, and gateway appliances for cloud backup and replication. These products can be available as software-only, installed on standard x86 server appliances or run in the cloud.
- DISK AND DISK SUBSYSTEMS. Entries in this category cover storage arrays and products available with flash storage, hard disk drives or a hybrid mixture. Products include flash and disk drive-based Fibre Channel and iSCSI SAN arrays, NAS, multiprotocol systems, hyper-converged infrastructure appliances, converged infrastructure products, disk controllers and caching appliances. Arrays in this category have all the software management and storage features integrated with the storage media, as opposed to software that can be run on any appliance.
- STORAGE SYSTEM AND APPLICATION SOFTWARE. This category includes SAN management and storage resource management software, as well as third-party analytics, performance monitoring, configuration management, provisioning, data reduction, hyper-converged infrastructure software, software-defined storage, container storage and other storage-related software products that are not dependent on a specific storage array or device.
Fill out a separate entry form for each product. Winning products will be highlighted on SearchStorage in January 2023. You can only submit through this form. Do not send hard copies of submissions. Do not send submissions via email. Note the character limits per field. Character counts include spaces.
Entries will be judged by TechTarget editors as well as other storage industry experts.
Entries are judged on the following criteria: innovation, performance, ease of integration into the environment, ease of use and manageability, functionality, and value. Click here to learn more about how products are evaluated.
Check out the winners of the 2021 Storage Products of the Year awards.