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Worldwide Storage Software Forecast, 2018–2022: Market Adapts to Cloud, Converged Use Cases, and New Pricing Dynamics

Worldwide Storage Software Forecast, 2018–2022: Market Adapts to Cloud, Converged Use Cases, and New Pricing Dynamics

This IDC study examines the storage software market for the 2018–2022 period."IDC has been saying it for years, and the statement holds true in light of the 2017 market performance and our five-year outlook: 'The future of storage is software defined, server based, and cloud connected,'" said Andrew Smith, senior research analyst, Storage Software. "Array-based software solutions continue to decline due to changes in customer pricing and deployment preferences. Vendors are adapting to this new normal — some faster than others — resulting in short-term headwinds for the storage software market overall during 2017. But we expect the storage software market as a whole to rebound during 2018, and the outlook remains positive looking toward 2022."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Digital Transformation Initiatives
Storage Analytics Required to Handle the "Data Deluge"
Complex Legacy Licensing
Changing Investment Priorities
Growth of Cloud-Native Storage and Applications
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Data Protection and Recovery Software
Data Protection Software
Backup and Recovery Reporting Software
Storage Replication Software
Host or Hypervisor-Based Replication Software
Fabric and Appliance-Based Replication Software
Array-Based Replication Software
Replication Management Software
Archiving Software
Email Archiving Software
File and Other Archiving Software
Storage and Device Management Software
SRM and Heterogeneous SAN Management Software
SRM and Homogeneous SAN Management Software
Storage Device Management Software
Other Storage Management Software
Storage Infrastructure Software
Virtualization and Federation Software
Host-Based File Systems and Volume Management Software
Storage Access and Path Management Software
Automated Storage Tiering Software
Storage Acceleration Software
Software-Defined Storage Controller Software
Block-Based Software-Defined Storage Controller Software
File-Based Software-Defined Storage Controller Software
Object-Based Software-Defined Storage Controller Software
Hyperconverged Software-Defined Storage Controller Software
Forecast Market Values and Exchange Rates
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