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Forecast Analysis: External Controller-Based Storage, Worldwide, 2Q15 Update

Published: 01 September 2015

ID: G00275622

Analyst(s): Aman Munglani, Jimmie Chang, Anthony Kros, Masaki Suzuki , John Monroe , Roger W. Cox


The ECB storage system market forecast has been lowered to reflect near-term, as well as long-term, disruptive forces associated with global economic volatility, currency exchange rates and more cost-effective solutions, resulting in a reduction of the five-year CAGR from 1.4%, to negative 1.1%.

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
    • Changing Landscape of the ECB Storage System Market
  • 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 ECB Storage System Revenue Through 2017
  • Geopolitical Unrest Contributes to Lower ECB Storage System Investments in the Forecast Period From 2015 through 2019
  • Public Cloud Offerings Steadily Become an Attractive Alternative to On-Premises ECB Storage
  • New On-Premises Storage Solutions Take a Bite Out of the ECB Storage Market

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