Number of Figures: 11
This IDC study provides IDC's assessment of software-based storage platforms, an approach for storage solutions that leverages commodity components to create a highly scalable storage platform — all in software.
"Software-based platforms will continue to grow faster than any other market segment in the file- and object-based storage market. This growth will primarily be driven by a rich and diverse set of data-intensive use cases across multiple industries and geographies," says Ashish Nadkarni, research director for Storage Systems at IDC.
Archiving software, Data protection and recovery software, Direct-attached storage, Switched SAS, Disk storage, General-purpose disk storage, Network-attached storage, Scalable hardware, Storage Services, Storage area network, Storage management software, Storage systems, Virtualization