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Hype Cycle for Storage Technologies, 2014

Published: 23 July 2014

ID: G00263631

Analyst(s): Pushan Rinnen


This Hype Cycle evaluates 41 storage-related hardware and 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


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • I/O Optimization
    • Read/Write Flash Caching
    • Solid-State DIMMs
    • File Analysis
    • Copy Data Management
    • Open Source Storage
    • Software-Defined Storage
  • At the Peak
    • Cloud-Based Backup Services
    • Information Dispersal Algorithms
    • Integrated Backup Appliances
    • Virtual Storage Appliance
    • Object Storage
    • Data Wiping
    • Linear Tape File System (LTFS)
    • Online Data Compression
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Hybrid DIMMs
    • Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Services
    • Cloud Storage Gateway
    • Enterprise Endpoint Backup
    • Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery
    • Emerging Data Storage Protection Schemes
    • Cross-Platform Structured Data Archiving
    • Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS)
    • Solid-State Arrays
    • Public Cloud Storage
    • Automatic Storage Tiering
    • Storage Cluster File Systems
    • Storage Multitenancy
    • Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
    • SaaS Archiving of Messaging Data
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Appliance-Based Replication
    • Enterprise Information Archiving
    • Data Deduplication
    • Continuous Data Protection
    • Storage Resource Management
    • External Storage Virtualization
    • Data Encryption Technologies, HDDs and SSDs
    • Bare-Metal Restore
    • Thin Provisioning
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Enterprise Solid-State Drives
    • Server-Based Replication
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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