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Forecast Analysis: External Controller-Based Storage, Worldwide, 2Q17 Update

Published: 28 September 2017

ID: G00324529

Analyst(s): Santanu Patro, Roger W. Cox , Scot MacLellan , Naveen Mishra , Masaki Suzuki , Suzie Low , John Monroe , Andrew H Kim , Robert Preston


The global ECB storage market will continue to decline — at a negative 1.8% five-year CAGR — owing to the disruptive headwinds of maturing alternatives technologies, increased customer power of choice and the impacts of software-hardware disaggregation.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Market Segment Highlights
    • Block-Access ECB Disk Hybrid Storage: Negatively Impacted by Lower-Cost Alternatives
    • ECB NAS: Alternative Solutions to Cannibalize NAS Spending
    • ECB SPDASS: A Fragmented Market With Upside Potential
    • ECB SSA: A Dynamically Expanding Market
    • Forces Impacting the ECB Market
  • Regional Highlights
    • North America
    • Latin America
    • EMEA
    • Asia/Pacific, Excluding Japan
    • Japan


  • Influencing Factor: Enterprise IT Budgets and Technology Preferences
  • Influencing Factor: Technology Preferences

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