Issue OverviewStorage magazine - December 2012 Vol. 11 No. 10
Each year, our editors pick the hottest new storage technologies that are likely to appear in data centers in the coming year. We skip the "gee whiz" science project type of technologies and focus on those that, while still new, have developed sufficiently to be useful additions to data storage environments. With that in mind, we describe how flash storage, cloud services, specialized storage arrays and 21st-century data protection techniques are likely to find their way into your shops in 2013. We also review our predictions from last year and list several up-and-coming storage techs on the verge of being "hot."
Also in the December issue, we revisit backup deduplication to assess the state of the technology, and report the results of our latest Quality Awards survey where users report on their satisfaction with the service and reliability of their tape libraries. Access >>>
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Hot data storage technologies for 2013
by Andrew Burton, Rich Castagna, Todd Erickson, John Hilliard, Sonia Lelii, Dave Raffo and Carol Sliwa
These six storage technologies will play pivotal roles in transforming data centers in 2013.
Spectra Logic gets midrange and enterprise tape storage systems awards
by Rich Castagna
The seventh edition of our Quality Awards for tape storage systems tallied tape users' ratings for service and reliability, and Spectra Logic came out on top twice.
- Hot data storage technologies for 2013 by Andrew Burton, Rich Castagna, Todd Erickson, John Hilliard, Sonia Lelii, Dave Raffo and Carol Sliwa
Data deduplication technology today and tomorrow
by George Crump
It may seem like data deduplication for backup has been around forever, but there are plenty of companies that have yet to add dedupe to their backup operations.
Unified storage systems favored for efficiency and convenience
by Rich Castagna
Arrays that combine block and file storage in a single box -- also known as multiprotocol arrays or unified storage systems -- are more popular now than ever before.
- Data deduplication technology today and tomorrow by George Crump
Vendor surveys, analyst predictions and other piffle
by Rich Castagna
Vendors and their cohorts at the big IT think tanks offer a steady stream of predictions and survey data; but is any of it useful?
Are black holes slowing the evolution of storage technology?
by Jon William Toigo
Not-so-heavenly bodies are scooping up smaller data storage companies threatening innovation in the storage universe.
Private cloud backup needs to get better
by Jason Buffington
There are several ways to back up private cloud data, but none of them is ideal.
iSCSI storage system innovation coming from SMB products
by Jeff Boles
Don't look now, but a lot of the innovation in iSCSI storage systems is coming from midrange iSCSI vendors.
- Vendor surveys, analyst predictions and other piffle by Rich Castagna
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