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Top Ten Private Storage Networking Companies: Page 9 of 26

Simply put, analysts and pundits – including Gorgeous George Gilder – are going
plumb loco over BlueArc’s Si7500 NAS device, which connects Fibre Channel
storage arrays to servers over gig Ethernet networks. International Data Corp. (IDC)

analyst Robert Gray recently described BlueArc's system as "2 to 10 times as
good as today's products."

BlueArc will compete head-to-head with storage behemoths like EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC)
and Network Appliance
(Nasdaq: NTAP). Right now those companies have yet to say how they’ll counter the threat from this feisty new competitor. In the meantime,
BlueArc’s story has put it center stage in the NAS market – hence its
position at No. 2 on the list.

Note: BlueArc recently published some test results of its product.
View them here:

Pirus Maniacs

Pirus Networks nabs the
No. 3 spot on the list for a combination of reasons. All of them good.