CEO: Meg Whitman
This is another market crowded with some three-dozen vendors, including such channel stalwarts as Cisco, Dell, EMC, IBM and NetApp. But partners gave Hewlett-Packard the highest scores in this technology category.
HP has been building momentum with the 3PAR storage line it acquired in 2010. In June, HP unveiled a flash-optimized 3PAR storage array at the vendor's HP Discover 2013 conference. The company also launched a virtual version of the HP StoreOnce deduplication appliance.
Earlier in the year, HP expanded its push into the SMB storage market with updates to the MSA midrange storage array and HP StoreEasy NAS appliance lines.