This IDC study provides the top 10 predictions and an outlook for the storage market for 2013 and beyond.
"The market will continue to see dramatic transformation as firms change how they adopt and use different types of storage solutions. Technology convergence, cloud services, and new storage solutions that make use of SSD/flash, distributed file systems, and open source software will disrupt the status quo, driving increased competition among incumbents while emerging players innovate in underserved market segments. Solution expansion as well as mergers and acquisitions will be aligned with these disruptive forces." — Laura DuBois, program VP, Storage
Archiving software, Data protection and recovery software, Disk storage, Fibre Channel, FCoE, iSCSI SANs, File system software, General-purpose disk storage, Hypervisors, Network-attached storage, Scalable hardware, Server virtualization, Storage Services, Storage and the cloud, Storage management software, Storage systems, Tape storage