IDC's Worldwide Server-Based Storage Taxonomy, 2016

IDC's Worldwide Server-Based Storage Taxonomy, 2016This IDC study forms the taxonomy for all research on server-based storage (SBS) in the report series on software-defined storage (SDS). This study specifically covers market background, taxonomy, and trends for SBS. "Server-based storage is poised to take off as storage suppliers shift to a software-defined storage architecture and deliver SDS systems built using industry-standard hardware," said Ashish Nadkarni, program director, Worldwide Infrastructure.

IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
IDC's Definition of Server-Based Storage
Server-Based Storage Types
Type: Procurement — Commercial, Configured, and Customized Platforms
Type: Assembly Channels — OEM, ODM Direct, and Systems Integrators
Type: Based on Internal Components
Hardware Components Used in Server-Based Storage
Silicon/CPU and Memory
Customized Persistence/Storage Devices
Server-Based Storage Classification
Commercial Systems (Tier 0)
Configured Systems (Tiers 1, 2, and 3)
Customized Systems (Tiers 4 and 5)
Role of Server-Based Storage in Public and Private Clouds
Server-Based Storage as a Part of Enterprise Storage Systems
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
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