In today’s complex storage world, it is challenging for OEMs to determine which storage product to design in. Storage products in the same industry-standard form factor from a wide variety of suppliers may have similar sounding names, such as industrial-grade or enterprise-class, and may even have similar looking data sheet specifications. To accurately determine if similar looking, labeled, or specified products are indeed the same, one must conduct an in-depth technology comparison.

The technology inside a product is what ultimately determines if an OEM achieves its performance, reliability, product lifecycle management, customer satisfaction, and total cost of ownership objectives.