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This article is part of the Vol. 9 Num. 8 November/December 2010 issue of Hot storage technology for 2011
If you don't have at least one of these six hot technologies in your 2011 plans, it might be time to go back to the drawing board. By Andrew Burton, Rich Castagna, Todd Erickson, Megan Kellett, Sonia Lelii, Dave Raffo and Carol Sliwa Each time we present our Hot Technologies special coverage, we're quick to point out how our definition of "hot" may differ from others' interpretations. We think of technologies that are mature enough to be real data center alternatives but have yet to make it into the storage mainstream. So whether you consider yourself an early adopter or an inveterate skeptic, our Hot Technologies list has something for you. Putting efficiency back into storage management has been a mantra at many companies for the last couple of years, and automated storage tiering is poised to be one of the keystone efficiency technologies as it makes quick work of putting data in its proper place. Similarly, multiprotocol storage arrays can be far more cost effective than those one-trick pony single protocol systems that are beginning to seem oh-so old ... Access >>>
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