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Forecast Analysis: External Controller-Based Storage, Worldwide, 3Q17 Update

Published: 24 October 2017

ID: G00324531

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


Technology strategic planners should expect the global ECB storage market to decline at a negative 1.8% five-year CAGR, owing to the disruptive headwinds of maturing alternative technologies 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 Will Cannibalize NAS Spending
    • ECB SPDASS (aka "Object Storage"): A Fragmented Market, With Significant 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: Buyer Wants and Needs
  • Influencing Factor: Technology Roadmap
  • Influencing Factor: Competitive Landscape

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