Gartner Research

Market Definitions and Methodology: External Storage Systems

Published: 11 July 2019

ID: G00425280

Analyst(s): Robert Preston

Summary

This document contains Gartner’s definitions for external storage systems, including segmentation, methodology and metrics used for Gartner’s external storage systems’ forecasts and market share statistics.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

Introduction

Notable Changes

Methodology

  • Market Share Process
    • Main Vendor
    • Other Vendors
  • Gartner Vendor Revenue Profile
  • Forecast Methodology Overview

Metrics

  • Exchange Rates
  • Exclusions

High-Level Definitions and Segmentation

  • Market Share External Storage System Segmentation
  • Product Purpose
    • Primary Storage
    • Secondary Storage
    • Backup/Recovery Appliances
  • Product Type
    • Solid-State Storage Arrays
    • HDD/Hybrid
  • Regional Definitions

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.