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Storage Rules in DCIG’s TOP 5 Most Downloaded TOP 5 Reports of 2023

If DCIG were to solely look at the one statistic of which TOP 5 reports get downloaded the most to determine what organizations care more about – data storage or data protection – the answer would be easy. Storage Rules!

TOP 5 2023 Most Downloaded TOP 5 Reports New

Even though it is already 2024, I took some time this week to review which DCIG TOP 5 reports generated the most downloads in 2023. As it turns out, downloads of DCIG TOP 5 reports focused on storage far exceeded those on data protection. In fact, only one TOP 5 report on data protection cracked DCIG’s TOP 5 2023 list of most downloaded reports. So, without further ado, here are the TOP 5 most downloaded DCIG TOP 5 reports in 2023 in alphabetical order.


      1. DCIG 2024 25 TOP 5 Enterprise Cloud based NAS Consolidation Icon 6002024-25 DCIG TOP 5 Enterprise Cloud-based NAS Consolidation Solutions. Though this TOP 5 report was only released in November 2023, it clearly struck a chord with DCIG readers. In this report, DCIG evaluated 31 companies that offer software-defined storage solutions for a consolidated cloud-based network attached storage (NAS) use-case across five different categories. Cloud-based NAS consolidation, based on enterprise-class software-defined storage, takes a different approach to handling the growing accumulation of unstructured data. Cloud-based NAS consolidation migrates file data from multiple file servers and NAS devices into a cloud-based storage platform. The best solutions provide fast, flexible, usable, managed access for all an organization’s end users and applications while addressing the challenges of data growth across the enterprise. DCIG’s press release provides more high level information about this report or one may register to download the entire report.

      1. DCIG 2023 24 TOP 5 Enterprise HCI Providers Icon 6002023-24 DCIG TOP 5 Enterprise HCI Providers Report. HCI provides an alternative, and often simpler, means to deploy compute, storage, and networking in one fell swoop. Rather than deploying each of these separately, HCI solutions collapse them into one single system. In so doing, they can simplify IT infrastructure deployment and their ongoing management within enterprises. This DCIG report evaluates 38 companies that offer hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) appliances across four different categories.

      1. 2023-24 DCIG TOP-5 High End Storage Arrays icon2023-24 DCIG TOP 5 High-end Storage Arrays Report. Everyone keeps talking about public clouds, private clouds, and hybrid clouds. Apparently, enterprises that use high-end storage arrays never got the memo. Downloads of this report shot through the roof from the moment it was announced in February 2023. Clearly, organizations that need uninterrupted service availability still rely heavily on these solutions. This report evaluates fourteen products that met DCIG’s criteria for high-end storage arrays and identified the TOP 5 arrays based on multiple features and capabilities. Individuals may follow this link to register to download this report.

      1. DCIG 2023 24 TOP 5 Microsoft 365 Enterprise SaaS Backup Solutions 6002023-24 DCIG TOP 5 Microsoft 365 Enterprise SaaS Backup Solutions Report. Finally! A DCIG TOP 5 report that talks about protecting data rather than storing data cracks the TOP 5! Announced in August 2023, part of what sparked interest in this report was the constant threat that ransomware presents. The fact that email represents the most common way it enters organizations makes Microsoft 365 backup solutions a common defense against it. While these solutions all backup Microsoft 365, most now include artificial intelligence to help detect and stop it before it enters organizations. In preparing this report, DCIG formally evaluated 25 Microsoft 365 SaaS backup solutions based on multiple different features and capabilities. 15 of these solutions met DCIG’s criteria for a Microsoft 365 enterprise SaaS backup solution. Individuals may follow this link to register to download this report.

      1. DCIG 2023 24 TOP 5 Rising Vendors HCI Software Solutions Icon 6002023-24 DCIG TOP 5 Rising Vendors HCI Software Solutions Report. It was more than enterprises that were interested in HCI software solutions. Small and midsize enterprises, small businesses, and remote offices all have an interest in HCI. This report, announced in May 2023, evaluated 15 software solutions for a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) use case across four different categories. These HCI solutions specifically give hope to organizations who want the benefits of HCI but have limited budget, resources, and personnel to deploy them. Individuals may follow this link to register to download this report.


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