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December 2013 Vol. 12 No. 10

Hot data storage technologies for 2014

Six data storage technologies -- nex-gen solid-state, primary storage dedupe, hyper-converged storage, backup appliances, OpenStack and cloud-integrated storage -- will impact your shop. If you've read one of our technology prognostications before, you know the drill: we don't pick pie-in-the-sky projects as our hot data storage technologies. Rather we focus on the new, and newish, storage techs that we think are poised to have an impact on your shops in the coming year. That said, some of our predictions are about storage technologies that have only recently emerged from R&D labs, but they bear so much promise that we think they will weigh in immediately. That's the nature of the storage market today: Technologies that used to take years to evolve and gain a following are topping the charts in short order these days. Case in point: solid-state storage's meteoric rise. In fact, the ever-developing flash storage is featured in this year's predictions, with two solid-state techs -- Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) and 3-D flash ...

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