Buyer’s Guides

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DCIG 2014-15 SIEM Appliance Buyer’s Guide

The DCIG 2014-15 SIEM Appliance Buyer’s Guide weights, scores and ranks more than 100 features from 29 security information and event management (SIEM) solutions from nine (9) leading providers. These SIEM appliances are given the rank of Basic, Good, Excellent, Recommended and Best-in-Class. This 60 page report offers all of the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to which SIEM Appliance will best meet their needs. To download this Buyer’s Guide in its entirety, please click here. 

DCIG 2014-15 Flash Memory Storage Array Buyer’s Guide

The DCIG 2014-15 Flash Memory Storage Array Buyer’s Guide scores and ranks more than 130 features of 39 different storage arrays from twenty (20) different storage providers. Scoring and ranking tables enable end users to do “at-a-glance” comparisons between many different array models, and our standardized data sheets facilitate side-by-side comparisons-enabling organizations to quickly get to a short list of products that may meet their requirements. Using ranking categories of Basic, Good, Excellent, Recommended and Best-in-Class, this 77 page report offers all of the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to what Flash Memory Storage Array will suit their needs. To download this Buyer’s Guide in its entirety, please click here.

 

DCIG 2014-15 $50K & Under Converged Infrastructure Buyer’s Guide

The DCIG 2014-15 $50K and Under Converged Infrastructure Buyer’s Guide weights, scores and ranks more than 100 features from 10 converged infrastructure solutions from six (6) leading providers. These converged infrastructure solutions are given the rank of Basic, Good, Excellent, Recommended and Best-in-Class. This 35 page report offers all of the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to what converged infrastructure will meet their needs whose budgets are limited to $US50,000 or less. To download this Buyer’s Guide in its entirety, please click here.

 

DCIG 2014-15 Big Data Tape Library Buyer’s Guide

The DCIG 2014-15 Big Data Tape Library Buyer’s Guide weights, scores and ranks over 100 features on over 40 enterprise tape libraries from the following eight (8) vendors: Dell, HP, IBM, Oracle, Overland Storage, Quantum, Spectra Logic, and Tandberg Data. These systems are given classifications of Basic, Good, Excellent, Recommended and Best-in-Class. This 68-page report offers all the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to what enterprise tape library is the right fit an enterprise’s Big Data and Cloud storage needs in one place. To download this Buyer’s Guide in its entirety, please click here.

 

DCIG 2014-15 Integrated Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide

The DCIG 2014-15 Integrated Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide weights, scores and ranks over 80 features on over 72 integrated backup appliances from fourteen (14) vendors. These systems are given classifications of Basic, Good, Excellent, Recommended and Best-in-Class. This 109-page report offers all the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to what integrated backup appliance is the right fit. To download this Buyer’s Guide in its entirety, please click here.

 

DCIG 2014 Hybrid Storage Array Buyer’s Guide

The DCIG 2014 Hybrid Storage Array Buyer’s Guide that weights, scores and ranks more than 140 features of 41 different storage arrays from seventeen (17) different storage providers. Scoring and ranking tables enable end users to do “at-a-glance” comparisons between many different array models, and our standardized data sheets facilitate side-by-side comparisons-enabling organizations to quickly get to a short list of products that may meet their requirements. Using ranking categories of Basic, Good, Excellent, Recommended and Best-in-Class, this 72 page report offers all of the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to what hybrid storage array will suit their needs. To download this Buyer’s Guide in its entirety, please click here.

 

DCIG 2014 Mobile Data Management Buyer’s Guide

The DCIG 2014 Mobile Data Management Buyer’s Guide weights, scores and ranks over 100 capabilities and features on 26 products. These mobile data management (MDM) products are given classifications of Basic, Good, Excellent, Recommended and Best-in-Class. This 52-page report offers all the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to what midrange array is the right fit for each organization to meet its growing mobile data and mobile device management needs. This inaugural guide helps identify MDM products that allow IT managers to control application installation, enforce company security and privacy policies, remotely wipe and lock mobile devices, detect hacked or compromised devices, and much more. To download this Buyer’s Guide in its entirety, please click here.

 

DCIG 2014 Enterprise Midrange Array Buyer’s Guide

The updated DCIG 2014 Enterprise Midrange Array Buyer’s Guide weights, scores and ranks over 200 capabilities and features on 50 midrange arrays and arrays. These midrange storage arrays are given classifications of Basic, Good, Excellent, Recommended and Best-in-Class. This 86-page report offers all the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to what midrange array is the right fit for each organization to meet its growing data storage requirements. This year’s Buyer’s Guide includes in-depth looks at how each midrange array’s hardware and software capabilities, VMware vSphere integration and overall management capabilities. To download this Buyer’s Guide in its entirety, please click here.

 

DCIG 2013 Midrange Deduplicating Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guides

The DCIG 2013 Midrange Deduplicating Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide weights, scores and ranks more than 100 features from 46 midrange deduplicating backup appliances from nine (9) leading providers. These appliances are given the rank of Basic, Good, Excellent, Recommended and Best-in-Class. This 76 page reports offer all of the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to what deduplicating backup appliance will suit their needs based upon their available budget. To download this Buyer’s Guide in its entirety, please click here.

 

DCIG 2013 Midrange Deduplicating Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guides Under $100K

The DCIG 2013 Midrange Deduplicating Backup Appliance Under $50K and DCIG 2013 Midrange Deduplicating Backup Appliance Under $100K Buyer’s Guides respectively weight, score and rank more than 100 features from 20 and 29 midrange deduplicating backup appliances from nine (9) leading providers. These appliances are given the rank of Basic, Good, Excellent, Recommended and Best-in-Class. This respective 46 and 56 page reports offer all of the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to what deduplicating backup appliance will suit their needs based upon their available budget. To download these Buyer’s Guides in their entirety, please click here for the Under $50k Buyer’s Guide or click here for the Under $100k Buyer’s Guide.

 

DCIG 2013 Private Cloud Storage Array Buyer’s Guide

The DCIG 2013 Private Cloud Storage Array Buyer’s Guide weights, scores and ranks more than 60 features from 25 private cloud arrays from fifteen (15) leading providers. These systems are given the rank of Basic, Good, Excellent, Recommended and Best-in-Class. This 56 page report offers all of the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to what private cloud array will suit their needs. To download this Buyer’s Guide in its entirety, please click here.

 

DCIG 2013 High Availability Clustering Software Buyer’s Guide

The DCIG 2013 High Availability Clustering Software Buyer’s Guide weights, scores and ranks more than 50 features from 13 high availability clustering solutions from eleven (11) leading providers. These systems are given the rank of Basic, Good, Excellent, Recommended and Best-in-Class. This 37 page report offers all of the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to what high availability clustering software will suit their needs. To download this Buyer’s Guide in its entirety, please click here.

 

DCIG 2013 Virtual Server Backup Software Buyer’s Guide

The DCIG 2013 Virtual Server Backup Software Buyer’s Guide analyzes, scores and ranks over 100 features from more than 15 leading virtual server backup software providers. Virtual server backup software products are given classifications of Basic, Good, Excellent, Recommended and Best-in-Class. This 51-page report offers all the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to what backup software is right for their virtual server environment in one place. To download this Buyer’s Guide in its entirety, please click here.

 

DCIG 2013 Flash Memory Storage Array Buyer’s Guide

The DCIG 2013 Flash Memory Storage Array Buyer’s Guide weights, scores and ranks more than 85 features from 34 flash memory storage arrays from ten (10) leading providers. These systems are given the rank of Basic, Good, Excellent, Recommended and Best-in-Class. This 64 page report offers all of the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to what flash memory storage array is the right fit for organizations who are trying to find the right storage solution for their needs. To download this Buyer’s Guide in its entirety, please click here.

 

DCIG 2013 Midrange Unified Storage Array Buyer’s Guide

The DCIG 2013 Midrange Unified Storage Array Buyer’s Guide weights, scores and ranks more than 100 features from 30 midrange unified storage arrays from eight (8) leading providers. These systems are given the rank of Basic, Good, Excellent, Recommended and Best-in-Class. This 57 page report offers all of the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to what unified storage array is the right fit for organizations who are trying to find the right storage solution for their “Big Data Lite” needs.This Buyer’s Guide is available in both a Condensed and a Full version. To download the Condensed version, please click here.To download the Full version, please click here.

 

DCIG 2012 Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide

The DCIG 2012 Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide weights, scores and ranks more than 80 key features of more than 60 backup appliances from 13 of the leading storage providers. These systems are given classifications of Basic, Good, Excellent, Recommended and Enterprise. This 165-page report offers all the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to what backup appliance is the right fit for an organization’s ever-changing backup and recovery needs. To download this Buyer’s Guide in its entirety, please click here.

 

DCIG 2012 ECA Software Buyer’s Guide

The DCIG 2012 ECA Software Buyer’s Guide weights, scores and ranks more than 60 key features of more than 25 ECA Software products from more than 20 of the leading ECA software products providers. These systems are given classifications of Basic, Good, Excellent and Recommended. This 90-page report offers all the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to what ECA Software product is the right fit for an organization’s growing discovery and investigative. To download this Buyer’s Guide in its entirety, please click here.

 

DCIG Interactive Buyer’s Guide

DCIG Interactive Buyer’s Guide (IBG) LogoDCIG’s unique data visualization interface allows anyone with basic computer skills to view, sort, filter, compare and print DCIG branded market data. Buyers, sellers and producers of software and hardware regularly seek out information about competitive products, but maintaining a collection system, database and publication system that is not skewed by individual bias is impossible. DCIG’s Interactive Buyer’s Guide plus social networking is equivalent to adding a team member who remembers everything and provides monthly updates on product features.Briefs can be produced in under five minutes. Below are three examples of DCIG Interactive Buyer’s Guide Briefs. Single product Buyer’s Guide full brief for LaCie 12big Rack NetworkFive product Buyer’s Guide full brief for Arena-Maxtronic, Inc SS8801R, D-Link, inc. DSN-3400-10, Drobo B800fs, Huawei Symantec Oceanspace S2600 and iStoragePro Fibre SubsystemFive product comparison Buyer’s Guide brief of Storage Network Connectivity and Availability

 

DCIG 2012 BIG Data Tape Library Buyer’s Guide

The DCIG 2012 Big Data Tape Library Buyer’s Guide weights, scores and ranks over 140 features on over 60 enterprise tape libraries. These systems are given classifications of Basic, Good, Excellent, Recommended and Best-in-Class. This 95-page report offers all the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to what enterprise tape library is the right fit an enterprise’s growing Big Data and Cloud storage needs in one place. To download this Buyer’s Guide in its entirety, please click here.

 

DCIG 2012 Midrange Array Buyer’s Guide

The updated DCIG 2012 Midrange Array Buyer’s Guide weights, scores and ranks over 90 capabilities and features on over 50 midrange arrays. These midrange storage arrays are given classifications of Basic, Good, Excellent, Recommended and Best-in-Class. This 86-page report offers all the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to what midrange array is the right fit for each organization to meet its growing data storage requirements. This year’s Buyer’s Guide also includes an in-depth look at how each midrange array integrates with and supports VMware. To download this Buyer’s Guide in its entirety, please click here.

 

DCIG 2011 Enterprise Scale-Out Storage Buyer’s Guide

The DCIG 2011 Enterprise Scale-Out Storage Buyer’s Guide weights, scores and ranks over 70 capabilities and features on twenty (20) enterprise scale-out storage systems. These systems are given classifications of Basic, Good, Excellent, Recommended and Best-in-Class. This 43-page report offers all the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to what enterprise scale-out storage system is the right fit an enterprise’s growing archival, backup and unstructured storage needs in one place. To download this Buyer’s Guide in its entirety, please click here.

 

DCIG 2011 Midrange Deduplication Appliance Buyer’s Guide

The DCIG 2011 Midrange Deduplication Appliance Buyer’s Guide analyzes, scores and ranks over 70 features on more than 30 midrange deduplication appliances. These appliances are given classifications of Basic, Good, Excellent, Recommended and Best-in-Class. This 62-page report offers all the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to what deduplicating appliance is the right fit for their backup environment in one place. To download this Buyer’s Guide in its entirety, please click here.

 

DCIG 2011 Midrange Array Snapshot Software Buyer’s Guide

The DCIG 2011 Midrange Array Snapshot Software Buyer’s Guide is the perfect complement to the previously released DCIG 2010 Midrange Array Buyer’s Guide and the forthcoming DCIG 2012 Midrange Array Buyer’s Guide. This report weights, scores and ranks the snapshot feature on models from 18 midrange array product lines with snapshot features on each product line given the classification of “Best-in-Class,” “Recommended,” “Excellent,” “Good” and “Entry Level.” This 44-page report offers all of the information that an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to which midrange array snapshot software is the right solution to protect their rapidly growing virtual desktop and server environments. To download this Buyer’s Guide in its entirety, please click here.

 

DCIG 2011 Small Enterprise Storage Array Buyer’s Guide

The Extended Edition of the DCIG 2011 Small Enterprise Storage Array Buyer’s Guide analyzes, scores and ranks over 50 features from more than 30 small enterprise storage products that are priced from $5,000 – $30,000. Small enterprise storage array products are given classifications of “Basic,” “Good,” “Excellent,” “Recommended” and “Best-in-Class.” This 48-page report offers all of the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to what small enterprise storage array is right for their environment. To read this Buyer’s Guide in its entirety, click here.

 

DCIG 2011 Virtual Server Backup Software Buyer’s Guide

The 2011 DCIG Virtual Server Backup Software Buyer’s Guide analyzes, scores and ranks over 130 features from more than 20 leading virtual server backup software providers. Virtual server backup software products are given classifications of Basic, Good, Excellent, Recommended and Best-in-Class. This 81-page report offers all the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to what backup software is right for their virtual server environment in one place. To read this Buyer’s Guide in its entirety, click here.

 

DCIG 2010 Midrange Array Buyer’s Guide


The 2010 DCIG Midrange Array Buyer’s Guide is the first-ever comprehensive report to weigh, score and rank over 70 midrange data storage arrays from more than 20 different providers. Storage solutions are given classifications of Entry Level, Good, Excellent and Recommended. The 105-page report offers all the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision on what storage solutions are right for them in one place. To read this Buyer’s Guide in its entirety, click here.