This IDC study sizes and forecasts the Japan market for solid state storage that uses flash technology. It also analyzes usage trends, usage objectives, applications usage, and implementation/operational issues faced in relation to the use of solid state storage among Japan companies. For analyses, IDC splits the enterprise storage systems market into three segments based on media type: performance optimized, capacity optimized, and I/O intensive. We size the market from 2012 to 2014, and provide forecasts for the period from 2015 to 2019 based on revenue and capacity shipments.
"With low latency and improving I/O performance, flash technology will have a strong impact on how applications are used and how storage infrastructures are operated and managed in virtual environments. In addition, as the number of hardware (servers, storage) units installed decreases, so will software licensing costs, total installation area, and power costs. This trend has the potential to change the spending patterns of Japanese enterprises in the storage infrastructure market," says Masaaki Moriyama, Group director, IDC Japan.
This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #J15480106 and is summarized to reduce the gap in time since the original version was published.
All of the following sections are, however, fully translated:
- IDC Opinion
- Executive Summary
- Essential Guidance