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B&S Awards Big Bytes

Winning users and vendors were announced last night at the StoragePlus 2006 conference and exhibition in Burlingame, Calif

NEW YORK -- Light Reading's Byte and Switch (www.byteandswitch.com), the premier online storage networking publication, today named the winners in its first annual Big Bytes Awards competition.

The Big Bytes, created to recognize excellence, innovation, and creativity in storage products, services, and implementations, were awarded in a ceremony last night at StoragePlus 2006 – Byte and Switch's two-day enterprise storage conference and exhibition, being held through today in Burlingame, Calif.

For more information about StoragePlus 2006, visit: www.storageplusexpo.com.

"The Big Bytes honor innovation, creativity, and value in storage technology," said Terry Sweeney, Editor in Chief of Byte and Switch. "Besides recognizing specific products and services, we also have included storage users in enterprises and small companies. We believe it's time to reward the innovation that comes from the folks in the trenches who actually have to deploy these products."

Following are the winners in each of the 12 Big Bytes categories:

  • Backup and Archiving – Asigra Televaulting 6.0
  • NAS – BlueArc Titan 2000
  • SAN – Brocade Silkworm 4900
  • Services – Aptare StorageConsole
  • Storage Network Security – Spectra Logic BlueScale Encryption
  • Storage Management Software – Sun StorageTek Business Analytics Software
  • WAN Optimization – Riverbed RIOS 3
  • Large Enterprise User Excellence – Kindred Healthcare (Vendor: Cisco)
  • Small/Medium Enterprise User Excellence – Saturday Night Live (Vendor: QLogic)
  • Small/Medium Business User Excellence – Fitchburg State College (Vendor: LeftHand Networks)
  • Best Private Company – EqualLogic
  • Best Public Company – AXS-One

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About Byte and Switch
Byte and Switch is the flagship enterprise Web publication of CMP Technology's business unit, Light Reading Inc. As the Web's leading storage networking site, Byte and Switch delivers the latest in news, product reviews, and customer case studies, as well as Insider research reports on storage and data networking technologies.

About Light Reading
Founded in 2000, Light Reading Inc. (www.lightreading.com) is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. It reaches an extensive audience of executives and technologists within the telecom and enterprise networking communities, as well as the financial/industry analysts and investors who track these sectors. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005, and operates as a unit of CMP Technology.

About CMP Technology
CMP Technology (www.cmp.com) is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

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