Sister publication InfoWorld has published its 2006 Technology of the Year awards. We reproduce the storage category below:-

Best SAN
Compellent Storage Center QuickStart
Extensive management, strong performance, great scalability, and superb ease-of-use

EqualLogic PS200E
A well-designed and superbly executed storage array, boasting extremely good performance

Best Director Switch
McData Intrepid i10K Director
Fabric partitioning and long-haul connectivity take the sting out of distributed SANs

Best NAS
NetApp FAS3020c
Solid performance, flawless fail-over, exceptional scalability, and a jack of all trades

Best NAS Killer
HP StorageWorks Enterprise File Services Clustered Gateway with PolyServe Matrix Server
Brings the processing power and high-availability of clustering to Linux and Windows

Best Storage Management Software
HP Storage Essentials 4.0
Accurate discovery, powerful provisioning, and seamless support for heterogeneous hardware

Best Storage Virtualization
EMC Invista
Preserves investments in existing hardware without sacrificing manageability or performance

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