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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 19, 2016 – A recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, forecasts Ethernet and serial-attached SCSI architectures to take significant share of overall Storage Systems market by 2020 as the flat market revenues masks huge shifts over the forecast period.

“We expect nearly 40 percent of External Storage units will be purchased by Cloud Service Providers by 2020,” said Chris DePuy, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “The fast-growing Cloud Service Provider purchasing trend will drive a rapid shift towards storage systems that use Ethernet and serial-attached SCSI connections because these customers use a fundamentally different architecture than most enterprises. This is in addition to other fast-growing trends in the storage landscape, such as flash-based arrays, software-defined storage and hyperconverged systems,” DePuy explained.

Examples of vendors that are benefitting from sales to Cloud Service Providers, flash-based arrays, software-defined storage, and hyperconverged systems, include Inspur, Nexenta, Nutanix, Pure Storage, SuperMicro, Tegile, and Tintri.

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The Dell’Oro Group Storage Systems 5-Year Forecast Report provides a comprehensive overview of market trends and includes tables covering revenue, port shipments, and average selling prices for Internal and External Storage types, as well as Capacity metrics. For External Storage Systems architecture metrics such Network Integration; Retrieval Method; Communication Protocol, as well as Ports (1 GE; 10 GE; 40 GE; 100 GE; ≤8 Gbps FC; 16 Gbps FC; ≥32 Gbps FC) are provided.  To purchase this report, please contact Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email


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