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Published: 19 Oct 2012

Up and coming The following technologies are heating up, but are not quite ready for enterprise storage shops. Storage magazine editors asked leading industry analysts and storage professionals to identify which emerging technologies hold the most immediate promise for storage managers. Of course, emerging technology is a loosely defined term. We looked at technologies that are early in the adoption cycle, where products are available and a few customers are actually buying them. Typical, however, of early adopters, many buyers shun publicity, not wanting to draw attention to decisions they may later back away from. Emerging technology is risky. The vendors are often startups and the technology isn't battle tested. But if it will solve your storage problem, it could be worth the risk. "We were a little nervous," about buying a storage encryption appliance from Neoscale Systems Inc., admits Kevin Granhold, director of server and desktop services at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, in Houston. The vendor was small and the technology was new. But... Access >>>

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