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Forecast Analysis: External Controller-Based Disk Storage, Worldwide, 2Q13 Update

Published: 18 July 2013

ID: G00246716

Analyst(s): Jimmie Chang, Roger W. Cox

Summary

Global macroeconomic headwinds are delaying infrastructure refresh projects, slowing new application deployments and requiring IT operations to improve utilization efficiencies, all of which, coupled with competing cloud alternatives, dampen the 2013 through 2017 forecast update.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Total ECB Disk Storage Revenue: 2Q13 Update Versus 1Q13 Update
  • Block-Access ECB Market in More Detail
  • ECB Network-Attached Storage Market in More Detail
  • ECB Special-Purpose Disk Archiving Storage System Market in More Detail

Assumptions

  • HDD Supply and Pricing
  • State of the Regional Economies
  • Server and Client Virtualization Deployments
  • ECB Disk Storage Refresh Cycles
  • Technology Advancements Support Cost-Effective Growth
  • File-Access Storage Outpaces Block-Access ECB Disk Storage
  • Rational Vendor Pricing Strategies
  • Impact of Public Compute Cloud Deployments

Market Model

  • ECB Disk Storage Revenue Forecast
  • Forecast Components
    • ECB Disk Storage Capacity Shipment Forecast
    • Unit Shipments
    • ASP
  • 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 > Raw Terabyte Shipments
    • Supply-Side Data > Cost Decline Trends > Dollars/Terabyte per Unit > ASP
    • 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

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