This IDC study provides an update for the worldwide and U.S. enterprise storage systems market forecasts published in Worldwide Enterprise Storage Systems Forecast, 2015–2019 (IDC #256302, May 2015). The forecast and historical data focus on end-user consumption of three categories of enterprise storage systems — external, internal, and "other," which covers cumulative shipments of systems sold by original design manufacturers. For each of these categories, IDC has estimates value (end-user spending), terabytes, and price per gigabyte.
"No doubt, amount of data generated by enterprises, consumers, and electronic devices grows every day, and this data requires more and more storage capacity to be deployed in datacenters," says Natalya Yezhkova, research director, Storage Systems. "However, end-user strategies on how and where to store the data are changing and expanding, leading to a major shift in storage industry."