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Forecast Analysis: Consumption-Based Models Portfolio Opportunity, Worldwide

Published: 01 May 2023


Consumption-based models are an important part of the server and storage infrastructure market evolution. They are forecast to grow at a CAGR of 55% from 2021 through 2026 and represent an opportunity to deliver more value-added software and services as part of server and storage offerings.

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Forecast Assumptions
  • Through 2026, the majority of consumption-based models (CBM) server adoption will be for traditional (non-cloud-native) workloads.

  • By 2026, CBM will become the preferred way of sourcing ECB storage.

  • Implementation and managed services will grow strongly through 2026, but will not exceed an attach rate of 75% by 2026.

Market Impacts
  • End-user spending on CBM servers will reach $10.98 billion by 2026, accounting for 7.4% of the total server market.

  • End-user spending on CBM ECB storage will reach $11.44 billion by 2026, accounting for 53% of the total ECB storage market.

  • Software and services will account for 56% of CBM spending in 2026, up

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