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Forecast Analysis: External Controller-Based Storage, Worldwide, 2Q18 Update

Published: 15 August 2018

ID: G00351309

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

Summary

Technology product managers should expect the global ECB storage market to decline at a 2.2% five-year CAGR, owing to the continued disruptive headwinds of maturing alternative technologies and 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
  • Forces Impacting the ECB Market
    • Hyperconverged Integrated Systems
    • Infrastructure Software-Defined Storage
    • Cloud Storage
  • Regional Highlights
    • North America
    • Latin America
    • EMEA
    • Asia/Pacific
    • Japan

Assumptions

  • Influencing Factor: Business Initiatives
  • Influencing Factors: Sourcing Preferences
  • Influencing Factor: Organizational and Cultural Factors

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