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    There’s a number of vendors that sell enterprise storage hardware or offer cloud-based enterprise storage. View Webopedia’s Enterprise storage vendor list here.

    Enterprise storage is a broad category that includes products and services designed to assist large organizations with saving and retrieving digital information. Organizations can choose to purchase and deploy on-premises enterprise storage systems, or they can choose to store their data with an external cloud computing service.

    Recommended Reading: Webopedia’s enterprise storage definition.

    The following list of vendors sell enterprise storage hardware or offer cloud-based enterprise storage:

    Enterprise Storage Hardware Vendors

    Companies that sell enterprise storage hardware include the following:

    Dell
    Direct Data Networks (DDN)
    EMC
    Fujitsu
    Hitachi Data Systems (HDS)
    HP
    IBM
    NetApp
    NetGear
    Oracle
    PureStorage
    SanDisk
    Tandberg Data
    Whiptail
    X-IO

    Cloud-Based Enterprise Storage Vendors

    Companies that offer cloud-based enterprise storage include the following:

    ADrive Enterprise
    Amazon Web Services
    Box.com
    Egnyte
    Google
    IBM
    Microsoft Windows Azure
    – Nirvanix
    Rackspace
    – StorSimple
    Zetta

    Open Source Enterprise Storage

    Open source projects related to enterprise storage include the following:

    Aoetools
    Ceph
    FreeNAS
    Gluster
    iSCSI Enterprise Target
    Libvirt
    Lustre
    OHSM
    OpenAFS
    Openfiler
    OpenSMT
    oVirt

    Cisco, Brocade, Emulex and QLogic are the biggest makers of enterprise storage networking switches and adapters.

    This article was originally published on January 24, 2014