Western Europe Storage Software Market Shares, 2016
This IDC study examines the 2016 Western European storage software market, which was driven by data protection and recovery software and grew a steady 8.3%, accounting for 40.6% of the total storage software market. 2016 also saw strong double-digit growth in the software-defined storage-controller software (SDS-CS) segment. Although it still accounts for a tiny portion of the overall market size (6%), it outgrew all the other storage software categories with its 12.3% YoY growth rate in 2016. "The presence and high growth rates of data protection and data security vendors — Veritas and Veeam in the top 5, as well as Commvault, Acronis, Mimecast, and Varonis in the top 15 — shows that data protection, governance, and management are at the heart of storage investment in Europe, while software categories more closely linked to storage hardware sales saw a slowdown in 2016 due to the commoditization that has hit the storage hardware market," said Archana Venkatraman, research manager, IDC European Storage Research.
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