Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Storage and Data Protection Technologies, 2020

Published: 06 July 2020

ID: G00441602

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 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 Transport and Edge Appliances
    • Hybrid Cloud Storage
    • Container-Native Storage
    • Immutable Data Vault
    • dHCI
    • Computational Storage
    • Container Backup
    • Management Software-Defined Storage
  • At the Peak
    • NVMe-oF
    • File Analysis
    • Cloud Data Backup
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Open-Source Storage
    • Copy Data Management
    • Infrastructure SDS
    • Object Storage
    • Persistent Memory DIMMs
    • Storage-Class Memory SSDs
    • Distributed File Systems
    • Hyperconvergence
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Integrated Backup Appliances
    • Erasure Coding
    • Public Cloud Storage
    • Enterprise Information Archiving
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Continuous Data Protection
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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