What has been surprising however is how many customers - both large and small - have opted to add the new and upcoming storage vendors rather than building out their existing big name arrays. The market has discovered that when measuring price/performance the value is not necessarily in the big names. In fact, we would go even further to say that working with midsize companies with a good product is easier particularly when it comes to service and support. The big guys have little to prove while the rising stars go out of their way to provide high quality support and do it in a prompt fashion.
Another real sleeper is StoreWize This solution can increase storage capacity by up to 80 percent, stretching storage dollars or allowing postponement of the purchase of additional storage. The storage compression appliance requires no workflow changes, no software agents, no drivers and no configuration changes. Totally lossless, Storwize data compression and decompression occur at speeds that make them transparent to users.