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LeftHand Networks Named an Exciting Vendor by Fortune 1000 and Midsize Enterprise Market in New Research by TheInfoPro
LeftHand Networks®, the leading provider of highly available open iSCSI SANs, today announced that it has been named by Fortune 1000 and Midsize Enterprise companies as an “Exciting Vendor” as determined by TheInfoPro’s Wave 10 Storage study.  LeftHand Networks was deemed as one of the “Most Exciting Storage Vendors” for the Midsize Enterprise (MSE) market and its SAN/iQ® software was recognized as an emerging and novel product.  TheInfoPro Storage study details technology adoption trends and timeframes, management techniques and vendor performance data for the Storage industry. 

“LeftHand is honored to be among an elite list of companies to be named by Fortune 1000 and MSE customers as part of TheInfoPro Storage study,” said Larry Cormier, vice president of marketing for LeftHand Networks.  “LeftHand’s innovative and scalable IP SANs are designed for businesses of every size, and the fact we have products that are easy-to-grow and easy-to-manage is resonating with customers.”

LeftHand Networks’ award-winning SAN/iQ storage software platform is the cornerstone of every LeftHand iSCSI SAN and Virtual SAN Appliance.  The SANiQ software open systems approach to storage allows customers to deploy full-featured highly available and scalable iSCSI physical and virtual SANs built with fully integrated LeftHand Network Storage Modules (NSMs) or to integrate LeftHand’s award-winning SAN/iQ software onto tier one x86 servers from leading OEMs, including HP, IBM and Dell. Data centers equipped with VMware ESX servers can also install LeftHand Networks’ new Virtual SAN Appliance (VSA) software to create a highly available SAN with internal server disk drives that leverage all the advanced features of a VMware VI3 environment without requiring the purchase of an external SAN.

“Organizations such as LeftHand Networks are helping IT pros to address replication and data protection growth by providing innovative and cost effective IT solutions,” said Robert Stevenson, managing director, TheInfoPro Storage Research.  TheInfoPro noted that companies with extensive Storage portfolios that failed to integrate newly acquired or newly developed products lost out to companies that integrated best-of-breed/novel products.  This dynamic was even more evident with the Midsize Enterprise (MSE) market. 

More than 250 Fortune 1000 and MSE end users were interviewed for the Storage Study, providing commentary and insight on their Storage adoption plans, management strategies, and vendor performance.  TheInfoPro is an independent research network and a leading supplier of market intelligence for the Information Technology (IT) industry.  Founded by alumni of Gartner, EMC, Giga, and Bell Labs, TheInfoPro produces fundamental, objective “grass roots” research for key IT sectors including Information Security, Networking, Servers, Storage and Sourcing. 

Published Saturday, January 19, 2008 5:05 PM by David Marshall
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