Thanks for keeping us on top!

InfoWorld Technology of the Year 2011 - Dell EqualLogic PS6010XVSToday Dell EqualLogic was chosen InfoWorld's best storage system of 2011. This is Dell's 3rd consecutive time winning the award (2008, No Award in 2009, 2010, 2011), and we greatly appreciate InfoWorld's continuing recognition of EqualLogic's unique storage virtualization technologies that are at work helping your organization efficiently store, protect and manage business-critical data.

InfoWorld performed extensive lab-tests of the PS6000XVS Hybrid SSD/SAS as highlighted it in its October, 2010 article, "Dell iSCSI SAN sizzles with SSD, dynamic storage tiering," giving Dell top scores across the board (see graph below).  Built from the ground up on open, standards based iSCSI networking, combined with intelligent storage automation and all-inclusive enterprise storage software, EqualLogic is changing the way enterprise storage is done. 

InfoWorld also cited Equal Logic's impressive integration with virtual server environments. One of the areas we've focused much of our engineering agenda is on making virtual environments more efficient, scalable and protected because you told us that it was important. So again we want to thank you, our customers, for choosing EqualLogic to be #1 for virtual server environments. According to IDC's end-user study published on September 2010, more than 14% of 400 IT executives and administrators chose Dell EqualLogic as their primary brand of storage attached to their virtual server environments. (see graph below)      

Question: What is the primary brand of storage attached to your virtual servers?

IDC Multiclient Report:  Server Virtualization 2010;

End-User Survey Results, September 2010© IDC 2010

Receiving this award is great affirmation of our continuing focus on quality and innovation, but delighting our customers is our true aim.   That's why we continually survey our more than 25000 users to ensure we're keeping our promise of providing the highest quality storage solutions that remain the easiest to deploy, manage, grow and protect on the planet.   And we continue to score over 95% customer satisfaction which is the really the best reward of them all.  

We say the best customers choose the best storage and we want to thank you for making Dell EqualLogic the best storage array in 2011 and the most widely deployed storage for virtualization. 

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