Japan Storage in the Cloud 2014–2018 Forecast and 2013 Analysis
This IDC study analyzes the sales performance of the Japan storage in the cloud market from 2010 to 2013 and presents a forecast of the market from 2014 to 2018. IDC separates the storage in the cloud market into two segments: "basic storage services" and "advanced storage services." The market structure and growth factors of the two segments are analyzed and a market forecast is presented for the period up to 2018.
IDC Japan storage systems research assistant Yukihisa Hode provides his analysis: "The market for storage in the cloud is one of the growth areas in the Japan storage market. It is likely that the size of that market subset will continue to grow and will have an increasingly significant effect on the Japan storage market overall. That being said, competition in the Japan storage in the cloud market has grown fierce, and some SPs have been unable to survive. In such an environment, it is imperative that companies doing business in the Japan storage in the cloud market do so while considering the need for continuous efforts to resolve security concerns; the need to ensure portability and to make the multicloud a reality; and the need to construct ecosystems."Please Note: Extended description available upon request.