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Forecast Analysis: External Controller-Based Storage, Worldwide, 3Q14 Update

Published: 07 November 2014

ID: G00262088

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

Summary

Faced with ongoing cyclical headwinds and the projected impact of hyperscale public cloud, software-defined storage and hyperconverged integrated systems, Gartner reduced the ECB storage forecast five-year CAGR to 2.3%, down from 3.7%.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Market Segment Highlights
    • ECB Block-Access Storage: Negatively Impacted by Lethargic Regional Economies and Lower-Cost Alternatives
    • ECB NAS: Alternative Solutions to Cannibalize NAS Spending
    • ECB SPDASS: A Lumpy Market
  • Regional Highlights
    • North America
    • Latin America
    • EMEA
    • Asia/Pacific, Excluding Japan
    • Japan

Assumptions

  • GDP Forecast
  • Average Terabytes per Unit
  • Dollars per Terabyte
  • Increased U.S. Government Spending
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Useful Life of ECB Storage Infrastructures

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