Worldwide Storage for Virtual x86 Environments Forecast, 2016–2020

Worldwide Storage for Virtual x86 Environments Forecast, 2016–2020

This IDC study provides historical data (2011–2015) and a forecast (2016–2020) for the worldwide storage for virtual x86 environments market. The historical and forecast data focus on end-user consumption of two categories — storage software and storage systems — and excludes original device manufacturer (ODM) Direct revenue."Budget pressures, data proliferation, and the changing demands of application development and deployment continue to force enterprises to adapt their virtual infrastructure and storage strategy," said Andrew Smith, senior research analyst, Storage Systems and Software. "These factors, among others, continue to drive the growth of storage for virtual environments, a market we forecast will grow at a 5.8% CAGR to $40.6 billion in storage hardware and software spend by 2020."

IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Deployment of Next-Generation Applications
Increased Market Penetration and Commoditization of VMs
Increasing Data Volumes in Virtualized Environments
Skills Challenges Associated with New Storage and Management Will Persist
Increasing Penetration of Flash
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
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