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Forecast Analysis: External Controller-Based Storage, Worldwide, 3Q15 Update

Published: 28 January 2016

ID: G00275623

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


The 3Q15 ECB forecast has been lowered to reflect diverse disruptive forces, including indeterminable macroeconomy performance, geopolitical headwinds and the impact of hyperscale public cloud, resulting in a reduction of the five-year CAGR from a negative 1.1% to a negative 1.6%.

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


  • Average Terabytes per Unit
  • Dollars per Terabyte
  • Public Cloud Offerings Steadily Become an Attractive Alternative to On-Premises ECB Storage
  • New On-Premises Storage Solutions Take a Bite Out of ECB Revenue

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