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Our predictions of the hot data storage trends for 2014
For the eleventh year, Storage magazine and SearchStorage editors offer their list of storage technologies likely to have an impact on data centers in the coming year. Our choices focus on techs that have matured to the point where they’re viable for data centers and likely to improve operations. Find out why next-generation solid-state storage, primary storage deduplication, hyper-converged storage, backup appliances, OpenStack storage and cloud-integrated storage are our hot data storage trends for 2014.
Our next feature discusses the challenges with managing storage for virtual servers. We explore the tools -- some of them free -- that can help track operations from virtual machine to the storage array.
Our last feature presents the results of our eighth annual service and reliability survey for tape libraries in which Hewlett-Packard nabbed the top spot for midrange and enterprise products.
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Features in this issue
These six storage technologies are ready to take their place -- and have an impact -- in your data center in 2014.
Virtual server storage threw a monkey wrench into the works of supervising storage, but a well-assembled toolkit can restore comprehensive management.
HP has been close to the top in our Quality Awards for tape storage systems, but this time it leads in both the midrange and enterprise classes.
Fifty-five percent of respondents use an email archiver; 11% archive data for up to six months, but for 21%, archiving means forever.
Columns in this issue
Software-defined storage? Not for me, says Editorial Director Rich Castagna, who thinks we need less software with our storage.
The demise of Nirvanix drives home the need for a cloud exit strategy when using cloud storage services.
Data protection must be considered part of the IT and corporate culture for business continuity and disaster recovery plans to succeed.
There's more to managing storage than ensuring performance and scalability. New architectures are doing a better job of managing storage resources.