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Vol. 9 Num. 8 November/December 2010

Hot technologies 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 ...

Features in this issue

  • Storage salaries edge up in lean times

    While storage salaries crept up this year and next year's paychecks might be a little fatter, on-the-job training and new technologies are reasons to love your job in tight times.

  • Management apps still get a chilly reception

    Data storage managers aren't very keen on adding storage management applications, even if they might help them better manage the whole mess.

  • Hot technologies for 2011

    In our annual feature, we list the six hottest storage technologies that are likely to show up in data centers in 2011.

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