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Buy twice, to get it right once? - Joe Austin - Blog

Buy twice, to get it right once?

Buy twice, to get it right once?

June 21, 2010 by Randy Chalfant

In any economy, who can afford to buy something twice, to get it right once?  We have all made bad purchasing decisions, from which we then read the independent reviews that expose the issues of a product.  Wouldn’t it be better to know that before hand?

This underscores the responsibility we have to be aware. There is an abundance of government, consumer and analyst organizations whose objectives are to protect us with unbiased opinion on the credibility of product claims. Unfortunately, Information Technology consumers have often lacked reliable and complete resources to distinguish hype from fact.

Filling the need for buyers to make informed midrange storage decisions, the Data Center Infrastructure Group (DCIG), recently published its 2010 Midrange Array Buyer’s Guide. This comprehensive report is the first of its kind. It has been independently produced through a methodical and statically valid approach, normalizing the abundant features available on 72 storage arrays from 21 different vendors.

Independent and with no funding from any vendor there is no guarantee of inclusion in the buyers guide.  The DCIG Midrange Array Buyer’s Guide provides a fair, unbiased testing and ranking for each product.  In one place, it offers all the information needed for buyers to choose the right data storage product for their business – the first time.

Through this Consumer Reports-style analysis, Nexsan won the competition with our premier storage solution, DATABeast®, achieving the number one ranking by a wide margin among all other midrange arrays.  DATABeast so far exceeded the results found in other midrange arrays that DCIG concluded it is as close to a Tier One enterprise class array as an organization can get, without the high cost.

Other Nexsan solutions included in the report are SATABeast®, SASBeast® and the Nexsan iSeries® 400i.  Each ranked exceptionally well in their respective class against well-known competitors.

Of course we are very pleased with the outcome, but we are even more pleased that the industry now has a report that buyers can reference to make informed storage decisions. Making informed decisions is always more financially efficient when compared to the cost of mistakes and the added expense of resolving them.  Using insightful knowledge is the most effective decision-making improvement anyone can make.

The DCIG Midrange Array Buyer’s Guide provides the detailed independent analysis important for these decisions, allowing you to buy it right the first time.

Download the DCIG Midrange Array Buyer’s Guide and view the results of this comprehensive report at

Publish Date: June 26, 2010 12:40 AM

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