Evaluator Group Releases 2016 Information Management and Storage Product Comparison Matrices

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Technologies covered include SAN, NAS, Solid State, Object, Archive, Management Software, Storage Virtualization, and Hyper-Converged.

“In 2015, we saw an explosion of adoption of Solid State Systems and interest in Hyper-converged systems, so Evaluator Group added new coverage and products,” said Camberley Bates, Managing Director of Evaluator Group.

In the rapidly innovating market of information management and data storage, it is extremely difficult for IT professionals to keep up with the latest products and cutting-edge features. Researching vendor offerings can be time consuming and error prone. Evaluator Group maintains up-to-date comparison matrices and, once a year, conducts a major review of all storage products to add new relevant functionality and assure all data is accurate. 

Combined with the Evaluation Guides, which detail critical characteristics and trade-offs, Evaluator Group empowers IT Enterprises with validated data; thus reducing risk, saving time, and helping users accurately judge which solution is best suited for their unique environment. 

Product Comparison Matrices offer a side-by-side analysis in PDF and interactive format. Matrices, Evaluation Guides and Product Analysis Reviews are available via subscription. To see an example of a Comparison Matrix, register to download the Entry-Level SAN Matrix.  As an independent IT analyst firm, Evaluator Group is not paid or reimbursed by vendors for inclusion of products or promotion. 

“In 2015, we saw an explosion of adoption of Solid State Systems and interest in Hyper-converged systems, so Evaluator Group added new coverage and products,” said Camberley Bates, Managing Director of Evaluator Group. “We will expand on our coverage later this year with the addition of Open Storage Platform products that are being used for web-scale and new applications.” 

The full list of 2015 Comparison Matrices and Evaluation Guides includes the following technologies:
-SAN High End, Midrange, and Entry Level
-NAS High End, Midrange, and Entry Level
-Solid State Systems and Adapted Solid State Systems
-Object Storage
-Hyper-converged
-Archive Systems & Software
-Management Software
-Storage Virtualization and Software Defined Storage 
-Disk to Disk, VTL, Deduplication

The Matrices and Evaluation Guides may be purchased individually or are available to premium subscribers. Subscriptions for IT end users begin at $3,500.

About Evaluator Group
Evaluator Group Inc., an IT information management and data storage analyst firm, has been covering Information Management, Storage and Systems for over 15 years. Executives and IT Managers use us daily to make informed decisions to architect and purchase systems supporting their digital data.   We surpass the current technology landscape by defining requirements and providing an in-depth knowledge of the products as well as the intricacies that dictate long-term successful strategies. 

Press Contact: For more information about Evaluator Group contact Nick Waterhouse at 303.221.7867 x1008 or Nick(at)evaluatorgroup(dot)com.

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