Japan Storage 2015 Top 10 Predictions

Japan Storage 2015 Top 10 Predictions

This IDC study presents a nearly all-encompassing overview of the Japan storage market in 2015, as it concerns technologies, user problems/spending trends, changes to the social environment, and vendor strategies. It also considers the business opportunities that lie in the storage market.

IDC Japan Group Director Masaaki Moriyama provides his analysis: "With the rise of new technologies and newly emerging suppliers, 2015 will see significant changes in the Japan storage market to business opportunities and relationships among actors in terms of competition. Companies will need to rejigger their business models to face the next five to ten years."

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In This Study
Situation Overview
Overview of Conditions in the Japan Storage Market in 2014
Results of the 2014 Predictions
Future Outlook
The Japan Storage Market in 2015
1. Flash Storage Will Be Increasingly Implemented in the Tier 1 Segment, Thus It Will Enter a New Stage of Increasing Prominence
2. IT Infrastructure Convergence Will Create New Market Opportunities and Competition
3. Server-Based Storage Will Have an Expanded Presence in the Market
4. There Will Be Increased Recognition of Software-Defined Storage as Key to the Automation of IT Infrastructure Operations
5. Storage Startup Companies Will Have More Influence in the Japan Market
6. Increased Use of Public Clouds Will Accelerate the Increasing Adoption of Hybrid Cloud that Has Already Begun to Happen in Earnest
7. So-Called "Data Lakes" Will Start to Become Common as Platforms for Big Data and Analytics
8. A New Wave of Spending on Archiving Will Arrive
9. The Data Protection and Disaster Recovery Solution Market Will Sustain Strong Growth
10. Changes to the Criteria by Which Users Select Storage Will Become Apparent, Due to More Companies Making Use of OSS
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