Gartner Research

IT Market Clock for Storage, 2013

Published: 06 September 2013

ID: G00252121

Analyst(s): Gene Ruth, Sheila Childs, Valdis Filks, John Monroe , Alan Dayley , Stanley Zaffos, Joseph Unsworth , Pushan Rinnen, Roger W. Cox , Dave Russell, Arun Chandrasekaran


Commoditized, industry-standard components have reduced hardware, scalability and performance differentiation among products. Storage software innovation, support, manageability and cloud service pricing are increasingly important to IT leaders.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Market Clock
    • Useful Market Life
    • Commoditization
    • Market Life and Commoditization Measures
    • Market Clock Changes for 2013
  • Market Clock Recommendation Summary
  • Market Background
  • Supplier Landscape
    • Storage in Vertically Integrated Systems
    • Storage Hardware
    • Storage Management Software
  • Asset Class Profiles
    • Advantage
    • Choice
    • Cost
    • Replacement

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