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What are some examples of SMB data storage products versus enterprise data storage products?

What are some examples of SMB data storage products versus enterprise data storage products?

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Enterprise data storage products include products such as EMC Corp.'s DMX or higher end Clariion and Celerra, Fujitsu's Eternus, Hewlett-Packard (HP) Co.'s XP or higher-end EVAs, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) USP or higher end AMS, IBM Corp.'s DS8000 and higher end DS4000/DS5000 and N series, as well as products from NetApp and Sun Microsystems Inc.'s 6000 series.

High-end SMB data storage products include those from Dell Inc.'s BlueArc Corp., Compellent, Dot Hill Systems Corp., EMC Clariion/Celerra, EqualLogic, HP EVA, IBM DS4000 and N series, NEC Corp., NetApp, Nexsan Technologies Inc., Sun 4000 and Xiotech Corp.'s Emprise/Magnitude.

Midrange SMB data storage products include Dell's MD3000, BlueArc Mercury, EMC Clariion AX, HP MSA2000, MS600, and Lefhand, low-end HDS AMS, IBM DS3000 and N, NetApp 2000 and Sun 2000.

Low-end SMB data storage products include those from Apple Inc., Buffalo Technology's LinkStation or TerraStation, Dell's MD1xxx, EMC/Iomega, HP's X500/X3000 or D2D backup solutions, PowerVault or NX, Netgear's ReadyNAS, and Prahna Storage Technologies entry systems or storage servers, along with Microsoft Windows Storage Server-based systems from several different vendors.

This was first published in October 2009

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