SearchStorage, January 6th, 2017
The 11 finalists in the hard disk/hybrid storage systems category of the 2016 Products of the Year include cloud and arrays that don't demand all-flash drives.
What kinds of storage systems don't use all-flash drives these days? Well, there is cloud storage, arrays that mix in just enough solid state to juke performance while keeping price down, and storage that doesn't require screaming fast speeds. All of those types are finalists for Storage magazine/SearchStorage's 2016 Products of the Year in the hard disk/hybrid storage systems category.
The 11 hard disk/hybrid storage systems contenders include cloud storage from Avere Systems, ClearSky Data, Hitachi Data Systems and Zadara Storage, on-premises file storage from Quantum, Qumulo and Synology, on-premises SAN arrays from DataDirect Networks, Dell EMC and Nimble Storage, and Nexsan Unity on-premises unified storage. These hard disk/hybrid storage systems all use hard disk drives (HDDs) or a mix of HDDs and solid-state drives (SSDs).