IT Pros Vote 2017 Networked Storage Brand Leaders
“The results of this year’s networked storage surveys reflect the market share success of companies like #Cisco , #DellEMC , #NetApp and #Quantum in their respective strongholds,” said Frank Berry, CEO and Senior Analyst at IT Brand Pulse. “The results also show strength of the Broadcom brand which for the first time overcame perennial leader QLogic in the Fibre Channel HBA category.” Survey Highlights Dell EMC • iSCSI Disk Arrays Dell EMC, along with the acquisition of EMC (last year’s runner-up in this category), once again topped the iSCSI Disk Array charts by winning a seventh straight Market Leader honor, as well as all remaining titles (Price, Performance, Reliability, Service & Support, and Innovation). With Dell and EMC merged, NetApp moved up a notch from 2016 to take second-place Market leadership, with HPE next in line. • Fibre Channel Disk Arrays Combining forces in yet another seven-year-in-a-row victory, Dell EMC picked up where EMC left off as the dominant champ in Fibre Channel Disk Arrays. Respondents also chose Dell EMC as the Price, Performance, Reliability, Service & Support, and Innovation leader, besting both NetApp and HPE-the number two and three leaders across the board, respectively. • Deduplication Backup Target Appliances Dell EMC continued its sweep of all six leader awards-Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Service & Support, Innovation-for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances (the third time in as many surveys). As in the other product categories, NetApp followed in the next Market position with HPE, third.