Hype Cycle for Storage Technologies, 2011


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This Hype Cycle report evaluates 43 storage hardware and storage software technologies in terms of their business impact, adoption rate and maturity level to help users decide where and when to invest.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off The Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • pNFS
      • Hybrid Storage Gateway Appliance
      • "Big Data" and Extreme Information Processing and Management
      • Information Dispersal Algorithms
      • Cloud-Oriented Object-Based Storage
    • At the Peak
      • Emerging Data Protection Schemes
      • Data Center Bridging
      • Cross-Platform Structured Data Archiving
      • Online Data Compression
      • Data Encryption Technologies, HDDs and SSDs
      • Virtual Machine Recovery
      • Quality of Storage Service
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Automatic Storage Tiering
      • Enterprise Endpoint Backup
      • Storage Multitenancy
      • Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
      • Storage Cluster File Systems
      • Public Cloud Storage
      • Appliance-Based Replication
      • Switch-Based Storage Virtualization
      • File Virtualization Technologies
      • Storage Bridge Bay
      • Massive Array of Idle Disks
      • Content-Addressed Storage
      • Data Deduplication
      • Enterprise Information Archiving
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Heterogeneous External Storage Virtualization
      • Thin Provisioning
      • Continuous Data Protection
      • Enterprise-Grade Solid-State Drives
      • Storage Resource Management
      • Bare-Metal Restore
      • Distributed Virtual Tape
      • Controller-Based I/O Prioritization
      • Server-Based Replication
      • SAN Management
      • TCP/IP Offload Engines and iSCSI
      • Wide-Area SANs
      • Distributed Tape for Backup and Archiving
    • Entering the Plateau
      • iSCSI
      • Metro-Area SANs
      • Serial Attached SCSI: HDD and SSD Interface
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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