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Japan Storage Networking Forecast, 2016-2020

Japan Storage Networking Forecast, 2016−2020

This IDC study picks up the Japan market performance and forecast for Fibre Channel (FC) switches, the main component in storage networking infrastructure, and which is used in the fibre channel storage area network (FC-SAN) and Enterprise Systems Connection (ESCON) and FICON-SAN environment of enterprise storage systems.Many transformations such as "flash," "cloud," "software defined," and "convergence" are emerging in the Japan storage market. Following the progress of these transformations, IDC expects spending on storage network to change significantly in the mid to long term. "Product strategies and collaboration strategies corresponding to transformations in the storage market will also be increasingly important in storage network," says Masaaki Moriyama, group director, Enterprise Infrastructure, IDC Japan.

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Japan External Enterprise Storage Systems by Connection Protocol
Fibre Channel Switch Market
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Continued Investment in FC-SAN
New Demand in All-Flash Arrays
Competition from Other Protocols
Structural Changes in the Server Market
Contraction of Mainframe Investments
Significant Market Developments
Decline of Blade Server-Embedded Switches
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Definition of the Fibre Channel Switch Market
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