Storage Brand Leaders – 2020

In each of these independent, non-sponsored surveys, global IT Pros voted for Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Service & Support, and Innovation leaders from a randomized field of provided vendors (and the opportunity to write in an answer choice).

2020 Storage Leaders: Enterprise Archive

Enterprise Archive: Long term storage of email and other data that is infrequently accessed, and often must adhere to compliance regulations such as GxP Data (Pharma), SEC17a4 (Banking), HIPAA, patient record (Healthcare), and product liability (Automotive). Microsoft...

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2020 Storage Leaders: Enterprise HDDs

Enterprise HDDs: Also known as a disk drive. Enterprise HDDs are disk drives with higher performance, capacity and reliability than HDDs for PCs. Voting was close for the Enterprise HDDs category, but Western Digital came out on top and dethroned former seven-time...

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2020 Storage Leaders: Hybrid NAS Array

Hybrid NAS Array: Ethernet-based hybrid (disk and SSD) arrays which provide access to files using network file sharing protocols such as NFS, SMB/CIFS, or AFP. Dell EMC controls the board for Hybrid (HDD & SSD) NAS Arrays as IT Pros named them Market leader for...

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2020 Storage Leaders: Hybrid SAN Array

Hybrid SAN Array: Fibre Channel and iSCSI-based hybrid (disk and SSD) arrays which provide access to files using network file sharing protocols such as NFS, SMB/CIFS, or AFP. Dell EMC continues to be the front-runner for Hybrid (HDD & SSD) SAN Arrays as IT Pros...

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2020 Storage Leaders: Unified SAN/NAS Disk Array

Unified SAN/NAS Disk Array: A disk array which can be partitioned into a block-based SAN array and a file-based NAS array. Dell EMC holds onto all six leadership titles for Unified (SAN/NAS) Disk Arrays for the second year in a row as IT Pros once again recognize them...

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2020 Storage Leaders: Ageless Storage

Ageless Storage: Storage that is bought or leased (not Storage as a Service) with upgrades built into the purchase price or leasing terms. Ageless Storage has a new leader as IT Pros vote Dell EMC the Market leader, dethroning former two-time Market...

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