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IT Market Clock for Storage, 2015

Published: 02 September 2015

ID: G00290516

Analyst(s): Joseph Unsworth , Raj Bala , Dave Russell, Roger W. Cox , Julia Palmer , Alan Dayley , Robert Rhame, Arun Chandrasekaran , Valdis Filks, Stanley Zaffos, Santhosh Rao , John Monroe , Garth Landers, Pushan Rinnen


Lack of significant differentiation in data management services, scalability and availability features among storage array vendors is resulting in purchase decisions being driven based on softer aspects such as pricing, user experience and postsales support.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The IT Market Clock
    • Useful Market Life
    • Commoditization
    • Market Life and Commoditization Measures
    • IT Market Clock Changes for 2015
  • IT Market Clock Recommendation Summary
  • Market Background
    • Cost
    • Data Retention
    • Management
  • Supplier Landscape
    • Storage Hardware
    • Storage and Data Management Software
  • Asset Class Profiles
    • Advantage
    • Choice
    • Cost
    • Replacement

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