Forecast Analysis: External Controller-Based Disk Storage, Worldwide, 2011-2015, 1Q11 Update


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IT executives continue to make investments in the external controller-based disk storage infrastructure to support virtualization and modernization initiatives that improve IT operational efficiency and responsiveness.

Table of Contents

  • Assumptions
    • State of the Regional Economies
    • Server and Client Virtualization Deployments
    • ECB Disk Storage Refresh Cycles
    • Technology Advancements Support Cost-Effective Growth
    • File-Access Outpaces Block-Access ECB Disk Storage
    • Rational Vendor Pricing Strategies
    • Impact of Public Cloud Deployments
  • Analysis
    • Total ECB Disk Storage Revenue: 4Q10 Update vs. 3Q10 Update
    • Block-Access ECB Market in More Detail
    • NAS ECB Market in More Detail
    • Special-Purpose Disk Archiving Storage System ECB Market in More Detail
  • Market Model
    • ECB Disk Storage Revenue Forecast
    • Forecast Components
      • ECB Disk Storage Capacity Shipment Forecast
      • Unit Shipments
      • Average Selling Price
    • Influencing Factors
      • Average Terabytes per Unit
      • Dollars/Terabyte per Unit
      • HDD Forecast
      • SSD Forecast
      • Total Drive Shipment Forecast
      • New Technologies
      • New Applications
      • Architecture Migration
      • Demand-Side Data
      • Supply-Side Data
      • IT Spending Budget
      • Major Currency Fluctuations
      • Server Forecast
    • Connections
      • Macroeconomics > GDP Forecast > IT Spending Budget > Demand-Side Data
      • New Technology > Architecture Migration > New Applications > Unit Shipments
      • Supply-Side Data > Cost Decline Trends > Dollars/Terabyte per Unit > Average Selling Price
      • SSD Forecast > HDD Forecast > Average Terabytes per Drive
      • Drives per Unit > Dollars/Terabyte per Unit > Average Terabytes per Unit
      • Unit Shipments > ECB Disk Storage Capacity Shipment Forecast > ECB Disk Storage Revenue Forecast
      • ASP > ECB Disk Storage Revenue Forecast
  • Recommended Reading
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