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Competitive Landscape: ECB Storage Market, Worldwide

Published: 30 August 2013

ID: G00250947

Analyst(s): Anthony Kros, Sid Deshpande


The market for external controller-based storage is changing rapidly, with ECB storage vendor margins and business models evolving rapidly. An analysis of the competitive landscape shows how vendors can leverage these trends to increase market traction.

Table Of Contents


  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Changing Storage Market
  • Market Players
    • Data Growth
    • Integrated Systems
  • The Future of Competition
    • SDS Is in Its Infancy
    • SSDs Are Here to Stay, and AFAs Are Up and Coming
    • Integrated Systems Growth Opportunity Lies in SMBs, but Other Opportunities Exist
    • Data Growth Will Get Complicated by Big Data Aspirations
  • Competitive Profiles
    • EMC
    • IBM
    • NetApp
    • Hitachi Data Systems
    • HP
    • Dell
  • References and Methodology

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