SOURCE: Network Storage Conference

March 10, 2005 15:00 ET

2005 Network Storage Conference Presents Storage Awards

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 10, 2005 -- The Network Storage Conference was held March 8 & 9, 2005 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Milpitas, CA. In the afternoon on March 9, 2005 the Conference Awards Committee announced the winners of the 2005 Network Storage Conference Annual Awards. This Award program was sponsored by Computer Technology Review and Peripheral Concepts, Inc. The panel of judges included experts from IBM; Sun Microsystems; Computer Technology Review; Mesabi Group, and Peripheral Concepts.

Awards were presented in each of four categories:

In the category of Complete Systems, the Exanet ExaStore 2.0 was the award winner. The other finalists were the EqualLogic PS Series and the Data Direct Networks Silicon Storage Appliance S2A8500.

In the category of Management Software, the Onaro SANscreen Predictive Change Management Software was the award winner. The other finalists were the PolyServe NAS Cluster Solution and the FalconStor iSCSI Storage Server, version 1.5.

In the category of Interconnects, the Aarohi Communications AV150 was the award winner. The other finalists were the Computer Network Technology (CNT) UltaNet Multi-service Director and the Maranti CoreSTOR 3000.

In the category of Storage Innovation, the Lefthand Networks SAN was the award winner. The other finalists were the Avamar Technologies Axion v2.0 and the Veritas CommandCenter.

"We are pleased to be able to recognize the contributions of these fine companies and their products to the Digital Storage Market. We had many fine products submitted for each award category and it was difficult to select the finalists and winners," said Farid Neema, founder of the Network Storage Conference and co-organizer of the 2005 event.

2006 Network Storage Conference information will be available on-line at www.networkstorageconference.com. Interested persons can register there to receive 2006 conference information.

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