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Forecast Analysis: External Controller-Based Storage, Worldwide, 4Q17 Update

Published: 09 February 2018

ID: G00324533

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


Technology strategic planners should expect the global ECB storage market to decline at a negative 3.1% five-year CAGR, owing to the continued 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 More Cost-Effective 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
    • Integrated Systems Forces Impacting the ECB Market
    • Cloud and Software Defined
  • Regional Highlights
    • North America
    • Latin America
    • EMEA
    • Asia/Pacific, Japan


  • Influencing Factor: Enterprise IT Budgets
  • Influencing Factor: Purchase Preference
  • Influencing Factor: Enterprise IT Budget

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