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Hot Technologies for 2006
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of Vol. 4 No. 10 December 2005
E-mail archiving, midrange arrays, virtual tape and disk-based backup, SAS/SATA drives and remote office support are the technologies that will be most in demand next year. Scorecard: How our 2005 predictions fared CDP. Some startup companies are still trying to gain traction, but the technology is being incorporated into mainstream products, such as Microsoft Corp.'s Data Protection Manager (DPM) for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Storage Server 2003. We may have been a bit ahead of the adoption curve on our prediction that CDP would be hot in 2005. Intelligent Switches. Brocade Communications Systems Inc., Cisco Systems Inc. and McData Corp. now offer switches capable of running sophisticated virtualization software or incorporating blades dedicated to virtualization and data migration. NAS Accelerators. Boasting 17% growth last year, according to research firm IDC, and more than doubling the growth rate of storage systems, NAS was hot. We expect this trend to continue. Storage Encryption. Last year we said encryption ...
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