This IDC study provides the five-year forecast for the disk-based data protection and recovery market for 2015–2019.
"Disk-based systems remain the infrastructure backbone for most organization's data protection schemes," said Phil Goodwin, research director, Data Protection, Business Continuance, and Disaster Recovery, IDC. "Tape is declining rapidly, and cloud remains a relatively small component of the overall data protection market, though it is growing rapidly. Thus we expect the disk-based data protection market to remain very large and significant for the next five years. Nevertheless, growth of this market will slow in the coming years, reflective of the expansion of alternative data protection methodologies. We expect cloud-based data protection to displace some on-premise systems in the coming years, contributing to the market growth slowdown."
Data protection and recovery software, Data-replication services, Disaster recovery, Disk storage, Disk-based data protection, General-purpose disk storage, Parallel and distributed file systems, Purpose-built backup appliances, Storage management software, Virtualization