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Forecast Analysis: External Controller-Based Storage, Worldwide, 4Q14 Update

Published: 16 January 2015

ID: G00262089

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


The ECB storage market is subdued by the pressures of unenthusiastic regional economies and terabyte flight to more cost-effective alternatives, such as hyperscale public cloud, hyperconverged integrated systems and software-defined storage, reducing the five-year CAGR from 2.2% to 1.9%.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Market Segment Highlights
    • ECB Block-Access Storage: Negatively Impacted by 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


  • GDP Forecast
  • Average Terabytes per Unit
  • Dollars per Terabyte
  • Hyperconverged Integrated Systems
  • Solid-State Arrays

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