Phase: Evaluate Network Storage Vendors
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  Tier Two Network Storage Vendors

Tier two innovators round out the field. iSCSI clusters and enterprise NAS options are also included across the tier two landscape.


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  • Dell is not a traditional tier one vendor; however, for a number of years, it has had a sales/co-branding agreement with EMC to sell Clariion products, particularly the CX and AX series.
  • Through its acquisition of EqualLogic, Dell has become a leading vendor of clustered iSCSI solutions.
  • Dell also recently acquired Compellent, which had established a strength in storage virtualization and automatic data progression across tiered storage.
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  • The former Network Appliances, now officially NetApp, is both a tier two innovator and a vendor of Enterprise NAS.
  • NetApp invented the enterprise NAS appliance but also pioneered iSCSI connectivity and advanced management features in its FAS arrays.
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  • Xiotech is a tier two innovator.
  • The company has been focusing of late on support for virtual infrastructures and a highly resilient zero maintenance disk design.


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