Gartner Research

Host-Based RAID Controllers: The Foundation for Internal RAID Storage

Published: 20 March 2000

ID: G0086595

Analyst(s): Roger W. Cox


In 1999, host-based RAID units grew a robust 39.8 percent over 1998. Compaq and IBM increased their combined host-based RAID unit market share from 46.7 percent in 1998 to 47.1 percent in 1999. With 57.1 percent market share, AMI was the leading third-party enabling vendor of host-based RAID units shipped to the OEM channel in 1999. With a combined market share of 36.6 percent, Adaptec (and recently acquired DPT) was the leading third-party enabling vendor of host-based RAID units shipped to the worldwide distribution channel in 1999. Yet, at the end of the day, Dataquest holds the view that no more than 46.5 percent of Intel-based multiuser servers embraced host-based RAID solutions in 1999. That said, it is crystal clear that all enabling vendors of host-based RAID products have substantial headroom for further unit growth.

Table Of Contents
  • Host-Based RAID Marketplace Description
  • Methodology and Assumptions
  • Host-Based RAID Market Share
  • Analysis
  • Dataquest Perspective
    • Dataquest Recommendations

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