Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Storage Technologies, 2018

Published: 13 July 2018

ID: G00353862

Analyst(s): John McArthur


This Hype Cycle evaluates storage-related hardware and software technologies in terms of their business impact, adoption rate and maturity level to help IT leaders 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
    • Hybrid Cloud Storage
    • Container-Native Storage
    • NVMe and NVMe-oF
    • Management Software-Defined Storage
  • At the Peak
    • Data Classification
    • File Analysis
    • Cloud Data Backup
    • Open-Source Storage
    • Hyperconverged Infrastructure
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Infrastructure SDS
    • Copy Data Management
    • Data Backup for Mobile Devices
    • Hyperconverged Integrated Systems
    • Information Dispersal Algorithms
    • Cross-Platform Structured Data Archiving
    • Distributed File Systems
    • Object Storage
    • Data Sanitization
    • Solid-State DIMMs
    • Hybrid DIMMs
    • Cloud Storage Gateways
    • Enterprise Endpoint Backup
    • Emerging Data Storage Protection Schemes
    • Integrated Backup Appliances
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Public Cloud Storage
    • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
    • SaaS Archiving of Messaging Data
    • Online Data Compression
    • Enterprise Information Archiving
    • Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery
    • Continuous Data Protection
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Data Deduplication
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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