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IT Market Clock for Storage, 2016

Published: 08 September 2016

ID: G00302529

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


Cost per raw TB of storage is dropping rapidly, archiving and data are moving to the cloud, storage in servers is creating islands of storage, and the SDS market is still immature. In this IT Market Clock, storage leaders will find the status of these changes in the storage market.

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 2016
  • IT Market Clock Recommendation Summary
  • Market Background
    • Primary Storage
    • Data Protection
    • Storage and Data Management
    • Cost
  • Supplier Landscape
  • Asset Class Profiles
    • Advantage
    • Choice
    • Cost
    • Replacement

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