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Forecast Overview: External Controller-Based Storage, Worldwide, 2014 Update

Published: 22 July 2014

ID: G00265221

Analyst(s): Roger W. Cox

Summary

The ECB storage market is now fully mature. While expectations will vary from forecast to forecast, and even by region, the global ECB storage market will remain, at best, at a low-single-digit, year-over-year vendor revenue growth rate during the 2014 through 2018 forecast period.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Market Description

Foundational Assumptions

  • HDD Forecast
  • SSD Forecast
  • Regional Macroeconomic Conditions
  • Demand-Side Data
  • ECB Storage Refresh Cycles
  • Supply-Side Data
  • Architecture Migration
  • Average TB Per Unit
  • New Markets

Market Model or Methodology

  • ECB Storage Revenue Forecast
  • Forecast Components
    • ECB 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 Storage Capacity Shipment Forecast > ECB Storage Revenue Forecast
    • ASP > ECB Storage Revenue Forecast

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