This vendor came in No. 1 out of all the companies in the ARC. EMC was the top finisher in the quality and reliability subcategory. EMC also took overall honors in the network storage category, due to its attention to product quality and its channel program. In little more than six years, the company has transformed from one with a near total dependence on direct sales to one that is consistently rated highest by partners for its support and its mitigation of channel conflict.