This IDC study (a translation of the Japanese document IDC #J13450103,) sizes the Japan storage services market in 2014 and also presents forecasts for 2015–2019. The Japan storage services market covers professional services (consulting, implementation services, and management operation services) and maintenance services. IDC also looks at business trends among companies offering storage services in Japan by presenting current conditions for the major storage vendors' services.
IDC Research Manager Yasusuke Suzuki expresses his opinion in this study: "In the Japan storage services market in 2014, the positive factors of more efficient IT operation and demand moving toward automation, and the negative factor of disk array downsizing offset one another, leaving revenue flat as a result. Opportunities for vendors to provide high value-added storage services will continue to increase due to the effects of the building and installation of private and hybrid cloud systems, further acceleration and advancement of data analysis, and an increase in data-centric applications (such as social applications and ones related to the Internet of Things [IoT]) in the 3rd Platform era, as well as other factors. At the same time, the scale of installation and other typical services will shrink with further advancement of automated function included in these products."
This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #J15500104 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
- Past Data Revision
- Executive Summary
- Essential Guidance
Data-replication services, Direct-attached storage, Switched SAS, Disaster recovery, Disk storage, Disk-based data protection, IT operations and implementation, Public cloud services, Serial ATA drive, Server virtualization, Storage, Storage Services, Storage area network, Virtualization