Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Storage Technologies, 2013

Published: 24 July 2013

ID: G00251054

Analyst(s): Pushan Rinnen


This Hype Cycle evaluates 38 hardware and software technologies highly relevant to storage in terms of their business impact, adoption rate and maturity level, to help users decide where and when to invest.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off The Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Software-Defined Storage
    • Linear Tape File System (LTFS)
    • File Analysis
    • Parallel Network File System
  • At the Peak
    • Information Dispersal Algorithms
    • Object-Based Storage
    • Big Data
    • Data Wiping
    • Cloud-Based Recovery Services
    • Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS)
    • Cross-Platform Structured Data Archiving
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Cloud Storage Gateway
    • Online Data Compression
    • Virtual Machine Recovery
    • Emerging Data Protection Schemes
    • Enterprise Endpoint Backup
    • Solid-State Appliances
    • Data Encryption Technologies, HDDs and SSDs
    • Quality of Storage Service
    • Automatic Storage Tiering
    • Public Cloud Storage
    • Storage Cluster File Systems
    • Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
    • Storage Multitenancy
    • File Virtualization Technologies
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Appliance-Based Replication
    • Data Deduplication
    • Enterprise Information Archiving
    • Continuous Data Protection
    • Data Restoration Services
    • Storage Resource Management
    • Storage Virtualization
    • Distributed Virtual Tape
    • Bare-Metal Restore
    • Thin Provisioning
    • Enterprise-Grade Solid-State Drives
    • SAN Management
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Server-Based Replication
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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