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Forecast Analysis: External Controller-Based Disk Storage, Worldwide, 2Q14 Update

Published: 16 September 2014

ID: G00262087

Analyst(s): Anthony Kros, Neha Kumar, Roger W. Cox , Masaki Suzuki , Jimmie Chang


The downward adjustments to the ECB storage market reflect the lethargic regional economies, broader use of utilization efficiency technologies, expanded encroachment by public cloud alternatives and, in the longer term, the transition to a software-defined storage model.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Market Segment Highlights
    • ECB Block-Access Storage: Negatively Impacted by Lethargic Regional Economies
    • ECB NAS: Alternative Solutions to Cannibalize NAS Spending
    • ECB SPDASS: Gaining Increased Traction With Large-Enterprise Accounts
  • Regional Highlights
    • North America
    • Latin America
    • EMEA
    • Asia/Pacific
    • Japan


  • GDP Forecast
  • Average Terabytes per Unit
  • Dollars/Terabyte per Unit
  • New Applications
  • Architecture Migration

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