Hype Cycle for Storage Technologies, 2012


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This Hype Cycle report evaluates 38 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
      • Parallel Network File System
      • Information Dispersal Algorithms
      • Object-Based Storage
    • At the Peak
      • Data Wiping
      • Big Data
      • Solid-State Appliances
      • Cloud Storage Gateway
      • Data Center Bridging
      • Emerging Data Protection Schemes
      • Cross-Platform Structured Data Archiving
      • Online Data Compression
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Virtual Machine Recovery
      • Data Encryption Technologies, HDDs and SSDs
      • Enterprise Endpoint Backup
      • Quality of Storage Service
      • Storage Multitenancy
      • Automatic Storage Tiering
      • Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
      • Storage Cluster File Systems
      • Public Cloud Storage
      • Appliance-Based Replication
      • File Virtualization Technologies
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Data Deduplication
      • Data Restoration Services
      • Enterprise Information Archiving
      • Continuous Data Protection
      • Storage Resource Management
      • Storage Virtualization
      • Bare-Metal Restore
      • Distributed Virtual Tape
      • Thin Provisioning
      • Enterprise-Grade Solid-State Drives
      • SAN Management
      • Server-Based Replication
    • Entering the Plateau
      • Distributed Tape for Backup and Archiving
      • Wide-Area SANs
      • Metro-Area SANs
      • TCP/IP Offload Engines and iSCSI
      • iSCSI
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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