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Forecast Overview: External Controller-Based Storage, Worldwide, 2018 Update

Published: 01 March 2018

ID: G00349671

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


Technology strategic planners should expect the total ECB markets to continue to decline, largely due to incursion of alternative storage technologies and public cloud services, but should exploit the benefits of SSA technologies to create incremental growth opportunities.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Market Description

Foundational Assumptions

  • Demand
    • Technology Preferences
    • Organizational/Cultural Factors
    • Sourcing Preferences
    • Business Initiatives
    • Consumer Services
    • Enterprise IT Budgets
  • Supply
    • Competitive Environment
    • Ecosystem
    • Technology Roadmap
    • Service Delivery Models
    • Pricing
    • Skills
    • Go to Market

Market Model or Methodology

  • ECB Storage Revenue Forecast
  • Forecast Components
    • Shipments
    • End-User Spending
    • ECB Storage Capacity Shipment Forecast (Capacity TB)
    • Vendor Revenue
  • Influencing Factors
    • Supply Side
    • Demand Side
  • Economic, Geopolitical and Cultural Factors
    • Economic Indicators, Compliance and Regulations, Firmographics, and Geopolitical Factors

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