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Worldwide File- and Object-Based Storage Forecast, 2016–2020

Worldwide File- and Object-Based Storage Forecast, 2016–2020

This IDC study provides historical data as well as a forecast (2016-2020) for worldwide file- and object-based storage markets. The forecast and historical data focuses on end-user consumption of two main categories of FOBS market: scale-up and scale-out storage solutions. For each of these categories, IDC has estimated value (end-user spending), terabytes, and price per gigabyte."Change is the only constant in the IT industry. The 3rd Platform is driving new applications, business models, and innovation thus opening doors to new business opportunities for both end users and storage vendors," says Amita Potnis, research manager, File- and Object-Based Storage Solutions. "These dynamics result in significant unstructured data growth and are shaping the future of the FOBS market such that many new storage platforms are now made available and adopted in the marketplace based on specific customer requirements."

IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Scale-Up Solutions Revenue and Capacity
Scale-Out Solutions Revenue and Capacity
Price-per-Gigabyte Estimates
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Unstructured Data
Hyperscale Cloud Service Provider Datacenters
Software-Defined Storage
Legacy Storage Infrastructure
Regional Markets and Macroeconomic Factors
Significant Market Developments
Consolidation and Innovation Accelerators
OpenStack and Open Compute Project
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Market Segments and Criteria
Scale-Up File-Based Storage Solutions
Scale-Out File- and Object-Based Storage Solutions
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