Gartner Research

Market Definitions and Methodology: External Storage Systems

Published: 11 July 2019

ID: G00425280

Analyst(s): Robert Preston


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


Notable Changes


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


  • 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

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