The Storage magazine/SearchStorage Products of the Year singles out the best new/enhanced storage products from 2012. Our judges rate products in six categories: backup and DR software and services, backup hardware, storage networking equipment, storage management software, storage system software and storage systems. The winners were chosen from a list of 52 finalists; our editors describe the key features of the winning products and why they stand out among their peers.
Problems related to configuring storage for virtual server and desktop environments are well documented. Virtual environments can stress storage systems in ways that traditional architectures can't cope with, but clever storage developers have created new array designs intended for virtualized servers and desktops. We'll tell how these new systems differ from what you may be using now, and why those differences matter.
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