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Worldwide All-Flash Array Market Shares, 1Q16: Established Storage Vendors Dominate

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."

IDC Market Share Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
End Users
Market Share
Historical AFA Market Adjustments
Who Shaped the Year
Hitachi Data Systems
Pure Storage
Other Suppliers
Mergers and Acquisitions
Recent Vendor Developments
Market Context
Significant Market Developments
Emerging Memory Technologies
Market Definition
All-Flash Arrays
Hybrid Flash Arrays
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