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Market Definitions and Methodology: External Disk Storage Systems, Worldwide

Published: 19 June 2014

ID: G00263068

Analyst(s): Suzie Low , Jimmie Chang


This document contains Gartner's definitions for external disk storage systems, including external controller-based disk storage and just-a-bunch-of-disks systems.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know



  • Market Share Methodology
  • Forecasting Methodology


  • Exchange Rates

High-Level Definitions and Segmentation

  • External Disk Storage System Segmentation
    • ECB Disk Storage
    • JBOD Storage
  • Segmentation Summary
    • Segmentation by DAPs
    • Segmentation by Architecture
    • Segmentation by Purpose
  • Server Platform Category Definitions
  • Regional Definitions
  • Other Definitions

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