Global All-Flash Array Market 2018-2022

Global All-Flash Array Market 2018-2022

About All-Flash Array (AFA)

An AFA, which is also called solid-state array (SSA), is data storage that consists of multiple flash memory drives instead of spinning hard disk drives (HDDs). It offers better efficiency when compared with traditional HDD storage in terms of scalability. AFA consists of a solid-state drive (SSD) storage system that contains multiple flash memory drives, which are also called flash storage.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global all-flash array (AFA) market to grow at a CAGR of 13.23% during the period 2018-2022.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global all-flash array (AFA) market. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the adoption of all-flash array in the Enterprises sector.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, global all-flash array (AFA) market 2018-2022, 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 Technologies
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development
  • IBM
  • NetApp
  • Pure Storage
Market driver
  • Growing use of AFA in data centers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Issues related to reliability of AFAs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing focus on enhancing customer experience and expectations
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2022 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?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global All-Flash Array (AFA) Market 2018-2022

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global all-flash array (AFA) market: Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development, IBM, NetApp, and Pure Storage.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend gaining momentum in this market is the growing focus on enhancing customer experience and expectations. Vendors are focusing on offering differentiated products and related services to increase their market share and remain competitive. This is to enhance the customer experience by providing flexible business models such as Evergreen. The Evergreen storage business model, which is offered by Pure Storage, has a cloud-based-like approach to on-premise storage. It provides customers a subscription-based storage experience. It takes a different approach to provide upgrades to software and hardware. The Evergreen storage business model ensures end-users that no TB of storage is re-purchased.”

According to the report, one driver influencing this market is the growing use of AFA in data centers. The deployment of AFAs in data centers improves the efficiency of primary storage workloads and high-performance computing. Hence, the demand for AFAs is increasing in data centers. Some AFAs used in data centers are FlashArray//M, which is offered by Pure Storage, and the DELL EMC SC series, which is offered by Dell EMC.

Further, the report states that one challenge affecting this market is the issues related to reliability of AFAs. Flash storages have limited write cycles. They go through many program-erase (P/E) cycles during their lifetime. During each P/E cycle, high electric fields are applied to the tunnel oxide, which increases stress. The tunnel oxide is a thin oxide that causes other effects such as erratic bits and over-programming, which can lead to read errors.

Companies Mentioned

Dell Technologies

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development

IBM

NetApp

Pure Storage

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Market landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Parent market
      • Table Global external storage market: Segments
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Global AFA market: Segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table Market definition: Inclusions and exclusions checklist
    • Market sizing 2017
      • Table Market size 2017
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing 2017
    • Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Global AFA market 2017-2022 ($ billions)
      • Table Global AFA market: Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis 2017
    • Table Five forces analysis 2022
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Table Bargaining power of buyers
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Table Bargaining power of suppliers
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Table Threat of new entrants
    • Threat of substitutes
      • Table Threat of substitutes
    • Threat of rivalry
      • Table Threat of rivalry
    • Market condition
      • Table Market condition: Five forces 2017
  • Customer landscape
    • Table Customer landscape
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Overview
      • Table Global AFA market: Segmentation by end-user 2017-2022 (% share)
    • Comparison by end-user
      • Table Comparison by end-user
    • Enterprises – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Global AFA market by enterprises 2017-2022 ($ billions)
      • Table Global AFA market by enterprises: Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • HDCs – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Global AFA market by HDCs 2017-2022 ($ billions)
      • Table Global AFA market by HDCs: Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • CSPs – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Global AFA market by CSPs 2017-2022 ($ billions)
      • Table Global AFA market by CSPs: Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Market opportunity by end-user
      • Table Market opportunity by end-user
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global AFA market: Segmentation by geography 2017-2022 (% share)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • Americas – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table AFA market in Americas 2017-2022 ($ billions)
      • Table AFA market in Americas: Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • EMEA – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table AFA market in EMEA 2017-2022 ($ billions)
      • Table AFA market in EMEA: Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • APAC – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table AFA market in APAC 2017-2022 ($ billions)
      • Table AFA market in APAC: Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
      • Table Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Differences between AFA and HDDA
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Strong focus on product development and market expansion
    • Growing focus on enhancing customer experience and expectations
    • Growth of AI and ML in AFA
  • Vendor landscape
    • Overview
      • Table Vendor landscape
    • Landscape disruption
      • Table Landscape disruption
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendors covered
      • Table Vendors covered
    • Vendor classification
      • Table Vendor classification
    • Market positioning of vendors
      • Table Market positioning of vendors
    • Dell Technologies
      • Table Dell Technologies: Overview
      • Table Dell Technologies: Business segments
      • Table Dell Technologies: Organizational developments
      • Table Dell Technologies: Geographic focus
      • Table Dell Technologies: Segment focus
      • Table Dell Technologies: Key offerings
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development
      • Table Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development: Overview
      • Table Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development: Business segments
      • Table Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development: Organizational developments
      • Table Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development: Geographic focus
      • Table Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development: Segment focus
      • Table Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development: Key offerings
    • IBM
      • Table IBM: Overview
      • Table IBM: Business segments
      • Table IBM: Organizational developments
      • Table IBM: Geographic focus
      • Table IBM: Segment focus
      • Table IBM: Key offerings
    • NetApp
      • Table NetApp: Overview
      • Table NetApp: Business segments
      • Table NetApp: Organizational developments
      • Table NetApp: Geographic focus
      • Table NetApp: Segment focus
      • Table NetApp: Key offerings
    • Pure Storage
      • Table Pure Storage: Overview
      • Table Pure Storage: Business segments
      • Table Pure Storage: Organizational developments
      • Table Pure Storage: Geographic focus
      • Table Pure Storage: Segment focus
      • Table Pure Storage: Key offerings
    • List of abbreviations
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