Enterprise Backup/Recovery/Archive Software
For the second year, VERITAS Software's VERITAS Backup Exec took the crown for Best Enterprise Backup/Recovery/Archive Software.

High-Availability Solution
VERITAS Software's incredibly popular products took yet another prize, with VERITAS Cluster Server winning the popular vote as Best High-Availability Solution. Readers agree that Cluster Server is ideal for reducing both planned and unplanned downtime, facilitating server consolidation, and effectively managing a range of applications in heterogeneous environments.

Enterprise Backup/Recovery/ Archive Hardware
HP picked up another award with its HP StorageWorks Enterprise Backup Solution (EBS), a complete solution built around HP StorageWorks tape-automation products such as the HP StorageWorks ESL9000 Tape Libraries and the HP StorageWorks Ultrium 460 Tape Drive.

Replication/Data Availability Solution
Unstoppable in the disaster-recovery arena, VERITAS Software remained the champion in the Best Replication/ Data Availability Solution category as readers voted VERITAS Volume Replicator the winner for a second year.

Local Backup/Recovery/Archive Software
Aside from winning in the Best Enterprise Backup/Recovery/Archive Software category, VERITAS Software's VERITAS Backup Exec swept away the competition to take the prize for Best Local Backup/Recovery/Archive Software.

Uninterruptible Power System
Another returning winner is American Power Conversion's (APC's) APC Symmetra RackMount Power Array, which for the second year won Best Uninterruptible Power System with 81 percent of the voteā€”even more than last year.