Storage World Conference 2005

MVP "Most Valuable Product" Awards


Most Valuable Product (MVP) Awards - Sponsored by InfoStor and the ASNP
The MVP Awards Program recognizes the "best of the best" of storage networking products in the industry, as determined by storage end-users. This prestigious awards program is co-sponsored by two user-focused organizations - InfoStor Magazine, the leading storage-specific publication for enterprise storage professionals, and the Association of Storage Networking Professionals (ASNP), the first worldwide organization dedicated to the needs of storage networking users. This is the ONLY industry awards program where the winners are selected exclusively by end-users, who include InfoStor's 22,800 end-user readers and ASNP's 2000+ members.


Nominations open: 3/14/05 - 4/15/05
Finalists Selected: 4/29/05

Online Voting: 4/29/05 - 5/13/05
Winners Selected: 5/13/05

The MVP Awards will be presented on June 7, 2005 at Storage World Conference's Awards Dinner.


Winners of the InfoStor/ASNP MVP Awards:

Companies may submit one product per category to be considered for a Most Valuable Product (MVP) Award in the following 7 categories:

Click here for the MVP Nomination Form


2004 Winners and Finalists:


Backup Hardware

Winner: StorageTek - L700e tape library

Finalists: ADIC - Scalar i2000 tape library, IBM - 3592 Enterprise Tape System, Overland Storage - NEO Series 8000 tape library, Quantum - SuperDLT 600 tape drive


Disk Subsystems

Winners:EMC - Symmetrix DMX, Hitachi Data Systems - Freedom Storage Lightning 9980V

Finalists: Nexsan Technologies ATABeast, XIOtech - Magnitude 3D, Network Appliance - NearStore R200  


Management Software

Winner: Hewlett-Packard - OpenView Storage Area Manager

Finalists: CreekPath Systems-CreekPath Suite, AppIQ - StorageAuthority Suite, Computer Associates International - BrightStor SRM,  IBM TotalStorage -  SAN Volume Controller


Network Equipment

Winner: Cisco - MDS 9509 director

Finalists: Brocade - SilkWorm 3200 switch, CNT - UltraNet Edge Storage Router, McDATA - Intrepid 6140 director, QLogic - SANblade host bus adapters


            Data Protection Software

Winner: VERITAS NetBackup

Finalists: CommVault Systems Galaxy, Computer Associates - BrightStor ARCserve,  IBM - Tivoli Storage Manager, Legato - NetWorker


Compliance & Retention

Winner: EMC Centera

Finalists: LXI - OffStor Consolidated Vaulting Appliance, Network Appliance - SnapLock Software, Rainfinity - RainStorage with GridSwitch,  StorageTek -  VolSafe