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

Greg Schulz explains the differences between SMB data storage products and enterprise data storage products in this ATE.

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