"Great functionality; expandable; great support." That's what one reader said about the HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array 1000 (MSA1000), which narrowly won the Best Storage Area Network award. A 2Gbps Fibre Channel storage system for the entry-level to midrange Storage Area Network (SAN) market, the MSA1000 provides a low-cost, scalable, high-performance storage consolidation system designed to reduce the complexity and risk of SAN deployments.

Hot-swappable drives, controllers, fans, power supplies, switches, and hubs, as well as powerful, easy-to-use management software, make this product ideal for departmental use and remote locations. With the addition of two drive enclosures, the MSA1000 scales up to 42 drives and a capacity of 6TB. All configuration, management, partitioning, and licensing software comes with the product at no extra charge. The MSA1000 supports 32- and 64-bit Windows and Linux OSs, Novell NetWare, HP's Tru64 UNIX, HP OpenVMS, and HP-UX.

WINNER! — HP STORAGEWORKS MODULAR SMART ARRAY 1000
HP
650-857-1501
http://www.hp.com
2nd Place — HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array
HP
http://www.hp.com
3rd Place — VERITAS SANPoint Control
VERITAS Software
http://www.veritas.com