Japan Tape Drive and Tape Automation Forecast, 2016−2020
This IDC study forecasts are made for the revenues and unit shipments in the Japan tape storage market from 2016 to 2020, based on the market performance in 2015. The Japan tape storage market is divided into two submarkets: the Japan tape drive market and the Japan tape automation market. Forecasts are provided by class and capacity in the Japan tape drive market, and by class and cartridge library size in the Japan tape automation market. "Archive data that contributes to business will continue to increase in the era of digital transformation. Tape storage vendors should carve out new demand by utilizing new technologies such as LTFS, proposing solutions that leverage tape's defining features, including the economical and long-term storage benefits, as well as distinguishing their products from other solutions in the archiving market," says Masaaki Moriyama, group director, IDC Japan.