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Products Of The Year 2023: The Finalists

Rick Whiting

CRN staff compiled the top partner-friendly products that launched or were significantly updated over the last year. Now it’s up to solution providers to choose the winners.

Storage – Enterprise:

The volume of digital data created is expected to reach 120 zettabytes this year and continue growing to 181 zettabytes in 2025, according to market researcher Statista. While more data is being stored on cloud platforms, many businesses and organizations maintain on-premises data storage systems – either standalone or as part of a hybrid system – for a number of reasons including data security and reduced internet costs.

DDN AI400X2 QLC and hybrid storage arrays

Dell PowerStore

HPE Alletra Storage MP

IBM Flash Systems

Lenovo ThinkSystem DG Enterprise Storage Arrays

NetApp ASA family

Pure Storage Pure//E



Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at

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