Worldwide Storage Software QView
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IDC's Worldwide Storage Software QView greatly enhances clients' ability to quickly and effectively respond to today's dynamic storage software market. Understanding how the global market and segments are growing and knowing the quarterly adoption curve for new products have become business-critical needs for storage software vendors and supply chain partners. This product provides insight into customer trends by delivering worldwide vendor detail across multiple storage software segments.

Technology Coverage

This QView provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas. Measurement for this QView is in vendor revenue.

Core Coverage

  • Vendor
  • Software license type: Maintenance, public cloud services, non–public cloud new license
  • Functional market:
  • Archiving software
  • Data protection and recovery software
  • Software-defined storage controller software
  • Storage replication software
  • Storage infrastructure software (SIS)
  • Storage and device management software
  • Measurement: Vendor revenue

Geographic Scope

  • Worldwide


This service is delivered on a quarterly basis via Excel pivot tables. Deliverables for this service are listed below. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative.

  • Historical data

IDC's Tracker Methodology

IDC's tracker data is developed using a rigorous methodology that includes well-planned and well-coordinated local, regional, and worldwide data cross-checks combined with a proprietary advanced data consolidation and analysis data platform managed by IDC's Worldwide Tracker organization. Data sources used in the process of determining IDC's tracker numbers include, but are not limited to:

  • In-country local vendor interviews
  • Distribution data feeds
  • Worldwide and regional vendor guidance
  • ODM data
  • In-country local channel partner discussions
  • Import records
  • Feedback from component suppliers
  • Vendor briefings and public financial reports