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Market Share Analysis: External Controller-Based Disk Storage, Worldwide, 2015

Published: 05 July 2016

ID: G00310401

Analyst(s): Aman Munglani, Andrew H Kim , Masaki Suzuki , Suzie Low , Anthony Kros


External controller-based storage market revenue declined 2.6% in 2015 despite strong growth in solid-state arrays. Asia/Pacific was the only region that grew. Leading vendors EMC, IBM, NetApp, HDS and Dell declined and lost share, while HPE and Huawei grew and gained share.

Table Of Contents

Market Share Data

  • Relevant Forecast Assumptions

Overall Market Segment Performance Analysis

  • Region Highlights
    • Americas
    • Asia/Pacific
    • EMEA
    • Japan

Top Vendors Analyzed

  • Dell
  • EMC
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Hitachi/Hitachi Data Systems
  • IBM
  • NetApp
  • Huawei

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Dell (EMC)
  • NetApp (SolidFire)
  • IBM (Cleversafe)
  • Company Split: HP/HPE

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