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iSCSI Storage Brand Leader Report

For the third consecutive year, IT professionals selected Dell EqualLogic as the Market Leader for iSCSI storage. Additionally, EqualLogic also captured all remaining leader categories: Price, Performance, Reliability, Service & Support, and Innovation.

Summary Analysis:

  • IT professionals select Dell as the iSCSI Storage Market Leader: Dell is leading the introduction of enterprise-class 10GbE-based iSCSI storage into larger and larger data centers.
  • Dell sweeps all six categories of iSCSI Storage brand leadership: Survey respondents chose Dell as Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Innovation and Service & Support Leader.
  • Storage giants EMC and NetApp are runner-ups: EMC was voted as runner-up for Market, Performance and Reliability leadership, while NetApp took second for Innovation and Price.
  • Dell positioning of iSCSI pays off: Since their acquisition of EqualLogic, Dell has successfully positioned iSCSI as an architecture for more cost-effective networked storage and LAN/SAN convergence