Worldwide and U.S. External Enterprise Storage Systems Forecast, 2022–2026

Worldwide and U.S. External Enterprise Storage Systems Forecast, 2022–2026

This IDC study provides historical data (2017–2021) and forecast data (2022–2026) for the worldwide and U.S. external enterprise storage systems markets. The forecast represents an annual view of the quarterly forecasts released in March 2022 in IDC's 4Q21 Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker. The forecast and historical data focus on end-user consumption of three categories of enterprise storage systems — external OEM, internal OEM, and "other," which covers cumulative shipments of systems sold directly to customers by original design manufacturers (ODMs). For each of these categories, IDC has estimated value (end-user spending), terabytes, and price per gigabyte."After market recovery in 2021, the world of external enterprise storage systems is facing new challenges related to continuous bottlenecks in the supply chain, inflation, and political instability," says Natalya Yezhkova, research vice president, IT Infrastructure at IDC. "Nevertheless, demand for digital storage isn't slowing down, and the challenges set new goals for expansion of as-a-service consumption of infrastructure, AI-enabled automation, and efficient data management tools."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
U.S. Enterprise Storage Systems Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Transition to the Digital Economy
Investments in Security, Data Protection, and Disaster Recovery
Delivery of Storage-as-a-Service
Supply Chain Disruptions
Software-Defined Storage
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Enterprise Storage Systems Definition
Technology Segmentations
Vendor Type
Storage Product Category
External OEM
Internal OEM
ODM Direct Storage
Storage Array Type
Data Access
Storage Class/Price Band
Storage Class
Price Band
Enterprise Storage Market Metrics
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