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Storage Replication Software Market is Shifting with Higher Growth Expected from Host-based and Network/Appliance-based Replication, According to IDC.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Market dynamics in the overall storage replication In database management, the ability to keep distributed databases synchronized by routinely copying the entire database or subsets of the database to other servers in the network.

There are various replication methods.
 software market are shifting, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

 a new special study from IDC. While array-based replication accounted for close to 84% of worldwide market revenues in 2007, the highest annual growth came from smaller segments, including host-based methods (+25.4%) and network and appliance-based replication approaches (+20.6%).

Impacting these trends are a host of factors, including:

* The inclusion of replication features with core storage systems

* The lower attach rate of replication with modular/midrange storage solutions

* The increased levels of replication's adoption by small and mid-size businesses

* The growing need to replicate rep·li·cate
1. To duplicate, copy, reproduce, or repeat.

2. To reproduce or make an exact copy or copies of genetic material, a cell, or an organism.

A repetition of an experiment or a procedure.
 data between dissimilar storage systems

"Future opportunities for replication suppliers are numerous," said Laura DuBois, program director, Storage Software at IDC. "To succeed, vendors need to increase their focus on heterogeneous Not the same. Contrast with homogeneous.

heterogeneous - Composed of unrelated parts, different in kind.

Often used in the context of distributed systems that may be running different operating systems or network protocols (a heterogeneous network).
 replication and replication/recovery management, and integrate replication services with other high availability Also called "RAS" (reliability, availability, serviceability) or "fault resilient," it refers to a multiprocessing system that can quickly recover from a failure. There may be a minute or two of downtime while one system switches over to another, but processing will continue.  services and virtualized server environments. They should also expand into data reduction approaches and offer replication-as-a-service to reach new market segments."

The IDC special study, The Future of Storage Replication Technology: A Market Segmentation Market Segmentation

A marketing term referring to the aggregating of prospective buyers into groups (segments) that have common needs and will respond similarly to a marketing action.
 and Analysis (Doc #210293), sizes and forecasts through 2011 the three discrete segments of the storage replication software market, including array-based, host-based, and network and appliance-based approaches to the replication of data. The study examines the changing dynamics in each segment and by geography. It also profiles leading storage replication software vendors and identifies key strategies and initiatives regarding product mix, customer adoption, go-to-market policy, competitive differentiation, and technology development.

To purchase this document, call IDC's Sales hotline at 508-988-7988 or email

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