Our Quarterly Storage Systems Reports offer an entirely new view of this market, through the lens of the networking industry.  The research focuses on important systems architecture metrics, including network integration, retrieval method and communication protocol, as well as ports and capacity.

Our deep knowledge of key adjacent markets such as Ethernet Switch, Controller and Adapters, Servers, and Storage Area Networking (SAN), together with our extensive experience tracking these and other networking equipment markets consistently on a quarterly basis for the past 20 years, allows us to uncover information crucial to understanding the current storage systems market environment and how storage will change with the advancement of unified/converged infrastructure in the data center.

The $40B storage systems industry is experiencing many disruptive changes:

  • Unified data center infrastructure is helping to accelerate the transition to IP-based storage
  • Enterprises are changing their business models and shifting to public and private Cloud data centers
  • The Cloud is demanding new and different storage requirements to those of the classic enterprise
  • Equipment vendors are facing challenges to their traditional product lines and feature sets
  • The growth trend in Flash storage is bringing disruption to traditional storage systems

To take advantage of the opportunities in this market, equipment vendors, component manufacturers, service providers, and financial institutions need to answer critical business questions including:

  • Which segments of the storage systems market are growing the fastest?
  • How are changes in the data center network impacting storage systems?
  • Which network port types and speeds are seeing highest demand and what influence does this have on purchase decisions?
  • What percentage of the market is network-attached versus direct-attached?
  • How will the Cloud’s adoption of 25 GE impact storage system vendors?
  • Which vendors are adapting more readily to changing customer demands in the data center and the Cloud?
  • How is the trend towards consolidating the server and storage device into the same system impacting the traditional storage market?
  • How do Software Defined Storage (SDS), virtualization and SDN change the market dynamics and where do the new opportunities lie?
  • What threats are presented by Software Defined Storage (SDS) and Flash?

To answer these and other important questions, Dell’Oro Group currently delivers quarterly and 5-year forecast reports.
 

Storage Systems Quarterly Reports

Dell’Oro Group publishes quarterly reports on the worldwide Storage Systems market, containing in-depth market-level and detailed vendor market share information on the following storage systems segments:

  • Internal Storage Systems
  • External Storage Systems
    • High End
    • Midrange
    • Low End

We include both market and vendor market share data, and qualitative information, reporting on manufacturers’ revenue, units shipped and average selling prices for Internal* and External Storage types as follows:

  • Storage Systems – Internal
  • Storage Systems – External – Architecture Metrics:
    • Network Integration – Network-Attached, Direct-Attached
    • Retrieval Method – Block-based, File-based, Hybrid
    • Communication Protocol – FC, FCoE, iSCSI, NAS, Other
  • Storage Systems – External – Ports:
    • 1 Gbps Ethernet
    • 10 Gbps Ethernet
    • 40 Gbps Ethernet
    • 100 Gbps Ethernet
    • ≤8 Gbps FC
    • 16 Gbps FC
    • ≥32 Gbps FC
    • Other
  • Storage Systems – Internal and External – Capacity:
    • HDD/Hybrid-Based
    • Flash-based
  • Visibility into common equipment overlap between storage, servers, and switching

We also provide market level information by region for the worldwide Storage Systems market.

*Revenue only
 

Storage Systems 5-Year Forecasts

Dell’Oro Group publishes 5-Year forecast reports offering an overview of the market. The forecasts provide a comprehensive overview of market trends and include tables covering revenue, port shipments, and average selling prices forecasts for:

  • Storage Systems – Internal
  • Storage Systems – External – Architecture Metrics:
    • Network Integration – Network-Attached, Direct-Attached
    • Retrieval Method – Block-based, File-based, Hybrid
    • Communication Protocol – FC, FCoE, iSCSI, NAS, Other
  • Storage Systems – External – Ports:
    • 1 Gbps Ethernet
    • 10 Gbps Ethernet
    • 40 Gbps Ethernet
    • 100 Gbps Ethernet
    • ≤8 Gbps FC
    • 16 Gbps FC
    • ≥32 Gbps FC
    • Other
  • Storage Systems – Internal and External – Capacity:
    • HDD/Hybrid-Based
    • Flash-based

 

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