Many will look back on 2010 as the year of big storage acquisitions, but the wheeling and dealing was only part of the story. Data storage vendors turned out a slew of ingenious enterprise data storage products to address some of the key issues users have been grappling with in their storage shops.
From nearly 200 entries, the judges of Storage magazine's and SearchStorage.com's 2010 Products of the Year awards have selected and announced their finalists.
Storage management tools: 2010 Products of the Year finalists
Jan 2011 | Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com Contributors
Here are the eight finalists in the storage management tools category in Storage magazine's and SearchStorage.com's 2010 Products of the Year competition. The category covers storage resource management (SRM) and SAN management software, performance monitoring, file systems, volume management, virtualization software and security software. Finalists are listed below.
DataCore Software Corp. SANsymphony 7.0
DataCore SANsymphony 7.0 storage virtualization software adds non-stop high availability (HA) to let users do maintenance, upgrades and expansion, and address system failures without disrupting applications. Also new are support for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), "advanced site recovery' (ASR) to enable IT shops to fail over physical and virtual servers to multiple remote and branch offices, and efficient space reclamation for thinly provisioned storage.
Balesio AG FILEminimizer Server balesio FILEminimizer Server
Gluster Inc. GlusterFS 3.1 GlusterFS 3.1
Nasuni Corp. Nasuni Filer 2.0 Nasuni Filer 2.0
Nexenta Systems Inc. NexentaStor 3.0 NexentaStor 3.0
Quantum Corp. StorNext 4.0 StorNext 4.0
Quest Software Inc. vFoglight Storage 1.0 vFoglight Storage 1.0
Rackspace Hosting Inc. Cloud Files Rackspace Hosting Cloud Files