Baron Fung

Baron Fung

Research Director

Our Quarterly Server and Storage Systems Reports offer an overview of the market through the lens of the networking industry.  Our deep knowledge of key adjacent markets such as Controller and Adapters, together with our extensive experience tracking networking equipment consistently for over 70 quarters, reveals information crucial to understanding the current server and storage systems market environment.

The $100B server-and-storage-systems industry is experiencing many disruptive changes:

  • Public and private cloud adoption is growing as companies change their business models.
  • The Cloud is demanding new and different server and storage systems solutions to those of the classic enterprise.
  • Traditional equipment vendors are facing challenges from White Box manufacturers.
  • Widespread virtualization and the onset of SDN are answering the call for ever more effective network management.
  • The growth trend in Flash storage is bringing disruption to traditional storage systems.

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

  • Which segments of the server and storage systems market are growing the fastest?
  • Which vendors are transitioning most rapidly to higher server speeds?
  • What portion of the market is White Box versus traditional server vendors?
  • How do virtualization and SDN change the market dynamics and where do the new opportunities lie?

To answer these and other important questions, Dell’Oro Group delivers quarterly reports.

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Server and Storage Systems Quarterly Reports

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

  • Servers
    • Blade Servers
    • High-Density Servers
    • Stand-Alone Servers
  • Storage Systems
    • All Flash Arrays
    • Disk and Hybrid Arrays

We include both market and vendor market share data and qualitative information, reporting on manufacturers’ revenue, units shipped and average selling prices for each server and storage systems type.

We also track:

  • Servers
    • Deployment type, e.g. Cloud, traditional enterprise
    • White Box server vendor revenue and shipments
    • Network connectivity metrics: 1 GE, 10 GE, 25 GE, 40 GE, 50 GE, 100 GE, and future port speeds
  • Storage Systems
    • Network connectivity metrics: 1 GE, 10 GE, 25 GE, 40 GE, 50 GE, 100 GE, 8 Gbps FC, 16 Gbps FC, 32 Gbps FC, and future port speeds
    • Storage Systems Capacity: HDD/Hybrid-Based and Flash-based
    • All Flash Arrays

We also provide market level information by region including North America, EMEA, Asia Pacific, and CALA (Caribbean and Latin America).

Server and Storage Systems 5-Year Forecasts

In January and July, Dell’Oro Group publishes Server 5-year forecasts offering a complete overview of the market with historical data from 2008 to the present. The forecasts provide a comprehensive overview of market trends and include tables covering revenue, unit shipments, and average selling price forecasts for the following market segments:

  • Servers
    • Blade Servers
    • High-Density Servers
    • Stand-Alone Servers

We also include shipments to Cloud vs. Enterprise/Premises by server form factor and provide Ethernet network attach rates (1 GE, 10 GE, 25 GE, 40 GE, 50 GE and 100 GE) for each server category.

  • Storage Systems
    • High-End
    • Mid-range
    • Low-End
    • Hybrid/HDD versus All Flash Arrays

We also provide FC (8 Gbps, 16 Gbps, and 32 Gbps) and Ethernet (1 GE, 10 GE, 25 GE, 40 GE, 50 GE and 100 GE) network attach rates.

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