IDC's Technology Valuation Services: Storage provides core data and information for IT financing providers and product managers to understand equipment life cycles and measure risk in IT investments. This service provides technology assessments, including detailed road maps, current fair market values, and residual value forecasts for IT equipment portfolio managers, product marketing managers, sales professionals, procurement executives, and IT financing and leasing specialists. Technologies covered within this service include midrange and high-end enterprise storage from tier 1 vendors. Residual value forecasts are provided in our detailed life cycle report, and we conduct quarterly telebriefings to review market trends, product announcements, and vendor developments.
Markets and Subjects Analyzed
EMC VMAX, VNX, Symmetrix, and CLARiiON storage products
HP StorageWorks, 3PAR, EVA, and XP storage products
Hitachi Data Systems storage products
IBM midrange and enterprise storage products
Network Appliance storage products
Oracle/Sun enterprise storage products
Quantitative forecasts of secondary market values (residual values) for specified products
Technology assessments provided throughout the product life cycle
Evaluation of vendor primary and secondary market strategies
Assessment of related software licensing and maintenance practices on product secondary market prices
EMC Enterprise Storage Life-Cycle Analysis
EMC CLARiiON Life-Cycle Analysis
HP StorageWorks Life-Cycle Analysis
Hitachi Storage Life-Cycle Analysis
IBM Enterprise Storage Life-Cycle Analysis
Oracle/Sun Life-Cycle Analysis
Network Appliance Storage Life-Cycle Analysis
In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.
Key Questions Answered
What are the forecast secondary market prices for specified equipment (residual values) one to five years into the future?
What are the technology, market, and competitive issues confronting the vendor for the specified equipment?
How will new product features impact equipment resale prices one to four years after introduction?
How will the increasingly global used equipment market impact used equipment prices and secondary market dynamics?
How will new product discounting practices impact the resale for each type of equipment one to four years into the future?
Sample Life Cycle for IT Equipment
IDC's Technology Valuation Services: Storage research examines how key providers are positioning themselves to compete in the major server, storage, networking, and communications markets. This service reviews strategies, market positioning, and the future direction of several providers, including EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, Network Appliance, StorageTek, and Oracle/Sun.
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