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Forecast: External Storage Systems, Worldwide, All Countries, 2014-2021, 1Q17 Update

Published: 03 April 2017

ID: G00328423

Analyst(s): Masaki Suzuki, Roger W. Cox , Andrew H Kim , Suzie Low , John Monroe , Robert Preston


The external controller-based storage market continues to decline at a 1.2% five-year CAGR. Disruptive developments, such as public cloud, software-defined storage and hyperconverged integrated systems, enable users to reduce storage system spending, despite continued vibrant growth in data.

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