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Global Software Defined Storage Market 2016-2020

About Software Defined Storage (SDS)

Software-defined storage (SDS) is a central part of the software-defined data center (SDDC), which is an emerging information technology (IT). It has been designed for organizations to store business data and to enable the speedy delivery of IT services. In an SDS framework, storage services are delivered as a software layer that can be abstracted from the underlying hardware. SDS solutions eliminate the need for manual configuration of the operational process in the SDDC; these solutions accomplish the objective by according control to the software through the separation of the underlying hardware.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global software defined storage (SDS) market to grow at a CAGR of 31.62% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global software defined storage (SDS) market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, Technavio considers the revenue generated from the implementation of software-defined storage solutions among enterprises worldwide.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Software Defined Storage (SDS) Market 2016-2020, 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
  • EMC
  • HP
  • IBM
  • VMware
Other prominent vendors
  • 6Wind
  • Arista Networks
  • Avaya
  • Big Switch Networks
  • Brocade
  • Cisco
  • Citrix
  • DataCore
  • Dell
  • Ericsson
  • Fujitsu
  • Hitachi Data Systems
  • Juniper Networks
  • NEC
  • NetApp
  • Nexenta
  • Nutanix
  • Pertino
  • Pivot3
  • Plexxi
  • PLUMgrid
  • SwiftStack
Market driver
  • Effective management of unstructured data
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Risk of data privacy and security breach
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Rise of OpenStack
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 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 Software Defined Storage (SDS) Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global software defined storage (SDS) market: EMC, HP, IBM, and VMware.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: 6Wind, Arista Networks, Avaya, Big Switch Networks, Brocade, Cisco, Citrix, DataCore, Dell, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems, Juniper Networks, NEC, NetApp, Nexenta, Nutanix, Pertino, Pivot3, Plexxi, PLUMgrid, and SwiftStack.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Rise of OpenStack will be a key trend for market growth. OpenStack open source cloud computing platforms, deployed in the form of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), help organizations manage their data storage workloads in data centers. These are designed to control a large pool of storage, compute, and networking resources in data centers through OpenStack APIs. Networking resources are managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.”

According to the report, one of the key drivers for market growth will be cost reduction and efficiency. Software-defined technology is poised to disrupt the traditional enterprise IT infrastructure model. Companies are under immense pressure to replace legacy IT infrastructure with innovative models that can cut costs significantly. Software-defined storage provides a lean business model and minimizes costs by automating process controls and replacing traditional hardware with software.

Further, the report states that risk of one of the major challenges for the market will be data privacy and security breach. Most companies are facing difficulties in protecting the data stored in software-defined storage systems. Cyber intrusions also disrupt businesses through the loss of confidential data. One such type of online malfeasance is denial-of-service attacks that cause servers and websites to malfunction. Such intrusions directly take control over servers and websites and can manipulate entire databases which might contain sensitive information.

Companies Mentioned

EMC, HP, IBM, Vmware, 6Wind, Arista Networks, Avaya, Big Switch Networks, Brocade, Cisco, Citrix, DataCore, Dell, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems, Juniper Networks, NEC, NetApp, Nexenta, Nutanix, Pertino, Pivot3, Plexxi, PLUMgrid, SwiftStack.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Technology description
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Components of SDx architecture
      • Table Advantages of software-defined solutions
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global SDS market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Global SDS market by end-user
      • Market size and forecast
        • Table Global SDS market by end-user 2015
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global SDS market by geography
      • Table Global SDS market by geography 2015
  • Market drivers
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Rise of OpenStack
    • Emergence of hyper-convergence technology
    • Upsurge of open-source SDS for containers
    • Increase in cloud computing use
    • Emergence of VSAs
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • EMC
      • Table EMC: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table EMC: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ in billions)
      • Table EMC: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table EMC: Product portfolio
    • HP
      • Table HP: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table HP: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014
      • Table HP: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • IBM
      • Table IBM: Product portfolio
      • Table IBM: Services portfolio
      • Table IBM: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table Global Technology Services (GTS) segment by revenue 2013 and 2014
      • Table Global Business Services segment by revenue 2013 and 2014
      • Table IBM: SDS product portfolio
    • VMware
      • Table VMware: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table VMware: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014
      • Table VMware: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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