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Hype Cycle for Storage and Data Protection Technologies, 2019

Published: 11 July 2019

ID: G00389644

Analyst(s): Julia Palmer


This Hype Cycle evaluates storage and data protection technologies in terms of their business impact, adoption rate and maturity level to help IT leaders build more stable, scalable, efficient and agile storage and data protection platform for digital business initiatives.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Data Transfer and Storage Edge Appliances
    • Container-Native Storage
    • Hybrid Cloud Storage
    • Immutable Data Vault
    • Management Software-Defined Storage
    • NVMe and NVMe-oF
  • At the Peak
    • Storage Class Memory
    • File Analysis
    • Cloud Data Backup
    • Open-Source Storage
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Copy Data Management
    • Infrastructure SDS
    • Hyperconvergence
    • Object Storage
    • Distributed File Systems
    • Cloud Storage Gateways
    • Integrated Backup Appliances
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Enterprise Endpoint Backup
    • Erasure Coding
    • Public Cloud Storage
    • Enterprise Information Archiving
    • Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Continuous Data Protection
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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