Dealing with all the information your company amasses on a daily basis has many facets, from the hardware you store data on to the software you use to keep it neatly organized. Do you use a NAS appliance, a SAN, a vintage 8086 running DOS, or a shoebox tucked under the user's desk? If you're still using the latter, consider looking at the winners of this year's Storage category to help your inevitable upgrade.


STORAGE

NAS


1st—Dell PowerVault NAS
http://www.dell.com
2nd—Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003
http://www.microsoft.com
3rd—HP ProLiant DL380 G4 Storage Server
http://www.hp.com

SAN


1st—HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array (MSA) 1000 Small Business SAN Kit
http://www.hp.com
2nd—Dell/EMC SAN
http://www.dell.com
3rd—EMC CLARiiON
http://www.emc.com

Storage Management Tool


1st—Raxco Software PerfectDisk for Exchange
http://www.raxco.com
2nd—HP OpenView Storage Area Manager
http://www.hp.com
3rd—EMC Navisphere Management Suite
http://www.emc.com

Quota Management Software


1st—Northern Parklife Quota Server
http://www.northernparklife.com
2nd—TimeAcct Information Systems DiskTriage
http://www.timeacct.com