NEW YORK -- TheInfoPro (TIP), www.theinfopro.net, an independent research network and leading supplier of market intelligence for the Information Technology (IT) industry, today announced that deduplication continues to be #1 on TIPs proprietary Storage Networking Technology Heat Index®. This index gauges the immediacy of user need on the basis of their Storage spending and adoption plans for each technology. Deduplication holds a commanding lead over virtual tape libraries (VTL) for open systems and 4 Gbps Fibre Channel, both of which hold the #2 and #3 spots on the Heat Index, respectively. In addition, 66% of those organizations currently using deduplication technologies indicate that they plan to increase their spending on this technology over the next few months.
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End users are clearly trying to make their storage environments more content-aware and intelligent. Business users are duplicating content for testing, for development, and for organic business growth, says Robert Stevenson, TIPs Managing Director of Storage Research. At the same time, they are maintaining their retention requirements. Further, Storage teams are moving away from trying to enforce storage-control policies and are instead focusing on storage subsystems that can intelligently manage the waste via technologies like deduplication, thin provisioning, and namespace derived data classification and organization.
Stevenson adds, The fact that we are consistently seeing plans for deduplication adoption, in addition to increased spending on the technology by Storage pros who have already implemented it, tells us that there are bigger trends afoot, such as an increased commitment to data protection for all applications and a move away from tape as a primary data protection platform.
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