Top storage trends of 2004

As we ring in the New Year, we take a retrospective look at four technologies/trends that were--arguably--the hottest in 2004: Serial ATA (SATA), disk-to-disk (D2D) backup, compliance, and storage resource management (SRM). We rounded up news/analysis articles to provide some perspective on these topics, which promise to be among the hottest again in 2005.

Serial ATA activity heats up (January)
Survey reveals user interest in D2D backup (February)
Experts offer advice on compliance (April)
Users rate D2D backup top priority (May)
EMC, Dell ship SATA arrays for SMBs (July)
User survey: SRM finally takes off (August)
Users, integrators give SATA 'thumbs up' (August)
Users receive compliance wake-up call (September)
IT organizations focus on compliance (October)
SRM becomes a priority (October)
VARs/integrators/users share D2D experiences (December)

This article was originally published on January 04, 2005