Worldwide All-Flash Array Market Shares, 1Q16: Established Storage Vendors Dominate
This IDC study provides detailed insights into the rapidly maturing market for all-flash (as opposed to hybrid flash) enterprise storage systems. IDC has recently updated its all-flash array (AFA) taxonomy, and this document builds upon that new definition. Insights into the AFA segment are provided historically with a restatement of AFA market revenue for 2014–2015 based on the new, more inclusive taxonomy. Market shares and IDC analysis are provided for the top vendors in this segment along with detailed market-level analysis. "In the past twelve months, there have been key product announcements, a strong shift of buyer preferences in favor of mixed workload consolidation, the emergence of the first array-based solutions with NVMe interfaces on their internal storage devices, and critical acquisitions that have reshaped the face of the AFA market," said Eric Burgener, research director for Storage. "Taken into consideration, these developments have made AFAs the dominant driver of revenue growth in the primary enterprise storage markets."