—At the Storage World Conference in Long Beach, CA, this week, InfoStor, in conjunction with the Association of Storage Networking Professionals ( www.asnp.org ), announced the winners of the annual Most Valuable Product (MVP) awards.
More than 250 products were submitted for consideration. Industry analysts and members of the ASNP narrowed the field down to five finalists in six of the product categories and 10 finalists in the Most Innovative product category. Winners were determined by votes cast by InfoStor's end-user readers and ASNP members, all of whom are end users.
Full coverage of all Finalist and Winner products will appear in the June issue of InfoStor.
2005 MVP Award winners by category:
Storage Management Software: AppIQ's StorageAuthority Suite
Data Protection Software: Veritas' NetBackup 5.1
Backup Hardware: StorageTek's StreamLine SL500 Modular Tape Library
Networking Equipment: Brocade's SilkWorm Multiprotocol Router
Disk Subsystem: Hitachi Data Systems' TagmaStore Universal Storage Platform (USP)
Compliance and Retention: EMC's Centera
Most Innovative: (two winners)
Tacit Networks' Ishared wide area file services (WAFS) solution
For a list of finalists in all MVP categories, please visit