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Invest Implications: ‘Forecast: External Storage Systems, Worldwide, All Countries, 2015-2022, 4Q18 Update’

Published: 11 January 2019

ID: G00383710

Analyst(s): Andrew Neff


Despite higher spending on solid-state arrays, external controller-based storage is forecast to decline at a 1.7% five-year CAGR through 2022 as IT budgets shift to public cloud and hyperconverged integrated systems. The outlook for 2019 spending was lowered, due to lower solid-state drive pricing.

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