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Forecast Overview: External Controller-Based Storage, Worldwide, 2015 Update

Published: 19 May 2015

ID: G00275922

Analyst(s): Roger W. Cox


With an overall 1.4% compound annual growth rate, the ECB storage system market will undergo major change during the 2015 through 2019 forecast cycle, with legacy ECB, all-HDD and hybrid HDD/SSD storage system revenue dropping 4.1%, and SSA revenue increasing 37.7% on a five-year CAGR basis.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Market Description

Foundational Assumptions

  • HDD Forecast
  • SSD Forecast
  • Regional Macroeconomic Conditions
  • Demand-Side Data
  • Legacy 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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