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Global External Controller-based (ECB) Disk Storage Market 2017-2021

About External Controller-based (ECB) Disk Storage

In external controller-based (ECB) data storage, the disk technology is typically housed in high-availability enclosures, outside a host-based server. The other major type of data storage is host-based storage, also known as direct-attached storage (DAS); this can be further divided into internal and external storage. Storage is one of the most important aspects of a data center. It is used for storing the data for end-users. It consists of network-attached storage (NAS), storage area network (SAN), and others.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global external controller-based (ECB) disk storage market to grow at a CAGR of 24.03% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global external controller-based (ECB) disk storage market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated through external controllers FC and iSCSI.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global External Controller-based (ECB) Disk Storage Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Dell
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Hitachi Data Systems (HDS)
  • IBM
  • NetApp
Market driver
  • Increase in adoption of cloud-based storage
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High implementation costs
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Market trend
  • Evolution of FC-based storage networking
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Data center storage market share by system type 2016
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global ECB disk storage market segmentation
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global ECB disk storage market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Market overview
      • Table Global ECB disk storage market by type 2016-2021
      • Table Global ECB disk storage market by type 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • FC
      • Table Global ECB disk storage market by FC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • iSCSI
      • Table Global ECB disk storage market by iSCSI 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Market segmentation by region
      • Table Global ECB disk storage market by region 2016-2021
      • Table Global ECB disk storage market by region 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Americas
      • Table ECB disk storage market in the Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • EMEA
      • Table ECB disk storage market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • APAC
      • Table ECB disk storage market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Evolution of FC-based storage networking
    • Growing adoption of unified storage systems
    • Demand for hybrid arrays
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Dell
      • Table Dell: Product portfolio
      • Table Recent developments
      • Table Dell EMC: Product portfolio
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprises
      • Table HPE: Storage systems
      • Table Recent developments
    • Hitachi Data Systems (HDS)
      • Table NAS: Product portfolio
      • Table Recent developments
    • IBM
      • Table IBM: Storage systems
      • Table Recent developments
    • NetApp
      • Table NetApp: Storage systems for data centers
      • Table Recent developments
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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