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.