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Forecast Analysis: External Controller-Based Storage, Worldwide, 1Q15 Update

Published: 24 April 2015

ID: G00275078

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


The forecast for the ECB storage system market has been adjusted to reflect near-term and long-term disruptive forces associated with more-cost-effective solutions, resulting in a reduction in the five-year CAGR from 1.9% to 1.4%.

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 Fragmented Market With Upside Potential
  • Regional Highlights
    • North America
    • Latin America
    • EMEA
    • Asia/Pacific, Excluding Japan
    • Japan


  • GDP Forecast
  • Average Terabytes per Unit
  • Dollars per Terabyte
  • Strong U.S. Dollar Suppresses EMEA ECB Storage System Revenue
  • ECB Storage System Units Decline, While ASPs Increase

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