Networking equipment award finalists

Find out the finalists for networking equipment in our storage products of the year

ATTO Technology Inc. ExpressPCI UL5D Low-Profile SCSI host adapter
The ATTO ExpressPCI UL5D Low-Profile SCSI host adapter is the industry's first true low profile PCIe SCSI adapter. The UL5D LP is the ideal solution for integration into enclosures where space is at a premium, such as 1U/2U server chassis.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc. SilkWorm 48000 Director
This switch packs a bunch of technologies that are specifically designed to help manage the increased storage area network (SAN) complexity and deliver the performance and resiliency mission-critical applications require.

Cisco Systems Inc. MDS 9513 Multilayer Director
The Cisco MDS 9513 Multilayer Director is a new storage switch that scales to 528 1 Gbps, 2 Gbps and 4 Gbps Fibre Channel ports, the highest port density on the market. It offers both 4 Gbps and 10 Gbps port speeds and supports multiprotocols: FCP, FICON, iSCSI and FCIP.

Dell Inc. PowerConnect 3448P
The PowerConnect 3448P can be easily configured to supply power to all 48 ports without the use of a redundant power supply.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America XG1200 and the XG700 switches
Powered by the 12-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) switch chip, the switches are among the lowest latency, highest performance switches available today.

QLogic Corp. SANbox 9000
The QLogic SANbox 9000 brings director-switch class features to data centers that previously didn't have the budget for such technology.

Riverbed Technology Inc. Steelhead Appliances
These appliances, along with their upgraded operating system RIOS 3.0, do a lot of network magic to eliminate or drastically reduce network issues.

Silver Peak Systems Inc. NX appliances
Silver Peak Systems improves application performance across a wide area network (WAN). The company's NX family of WAN acceleration appliances helps enterprises reduce server sprawl in branch and remote offices.

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