NetApp Storage Wins Quality Awards

NetApp storage once again edged out the competition to win top honors in the annual Storage magazine/ 2012 Quality Awards.

Winning for the second consecutive year, NetApp storage hardware scored 6.60 out of 8.00 to narrowly beat Dell storage hardware by 0.01 points.

NetApp Storage Hardware Outscores Dell

With their second win the midrange storage array Quality Awards, NetApp demonstrated the trust and loyalty their customers place in their storage brand. Followed closely by Dell, Hitachi, IBM, HP, and EMC, NetApp was one of the six storage vendors that received a score of 6.0 or higher.

The NetApp storage hardware included in the surveys were the midrange NetApp FAS200, NetApp FAS900, and NetApp FAS2000 series. These midrange arrays were compared to the EMC CLARiiON CX and VNX series, IBM’s V7000, and countless other midrange storage models.

Receiving high scores in initial quality, product features, and product reliability, the shining moment for NetApp storage hardware came in the “Buy Again” rankings.

Demonstrating the true customer satisfaction with the product, 87% of NetApp storage hardware users said that they would make the same purchase again.

How the Quality Awards Work

Evaluating midrange storage arrays in five major categories, the Quality Awards review almost 800 storage array evaluations to provide unbiased and statistically valid results. End users evaluate their storage hardware on a scale from 1 to 8, with 8 being the highest possible score.

Midrange storage arrays are evaluated on initial product quality, product reliability, product features, technical support and sales force competence.

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