Forecast: External Cloud Opportunity for the Disk Storage Array Market, Worldwide, 2010-2015


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This forecast provides forward-looking analysis that estimates total storage vendor revenue and storage capacity from purchases of commercially available external controller-based storage systems by external cloud service providers.

Table of Contents

  • Forecast Methodology
    • Market Definitions
      • What Does This Forecast Include?
      • What Does This Forecast Exclude?
    • Methodology
  • Assumptions
    • Data Center Sizes of External Cloud Service Providers With Storage Infrastructure
    • Impacts of Various External Cloud Services on the ECB Disk Storage Market
    • Impact of External Cloud Storage Services
    • Continued Innovation for Storage in the Cloud
    • Evolution of Cloud Security Standards and Technologies
    • New Breed of Channel Partners Offering Value-Added Services
  • Forecast Data
  • Forecast Analysis
    • Market Conditions and Dynamics
  • Recommended Reading
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