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Canadian Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker

The Canadian disk storage market continues to be very competitive as end users update their storage architecture to take advantage of the next generation of data management products and solutions. IDC's Canadian Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker® provides a comprehensive view of today's dynamic storage market, identifying growing market segments for storage hardware, software, and services vendors to align products, marketing, and sales with demand. The research program provides a complete view of the disk storage market, uncovering opportunities as they arise, along with industry-leading analysis and insights to address emerging sector trends such as virtualization, consolidation, and data stratification. The supply-side research is supported by demand-side and channel resources encompassing all major technologies, storage classes, and product lines in the Canadian disk storage market. The insights provided by this service can help clients and their channel partners retire quotas more effectively, leading to increased revenue growth and market share.

Technology Coverage

This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas and segmentations. Measurement for this tracker is in revenue, units, terabytes, average selling values (ASVs), price per gigabyte, and gigabyte per unit.

Core coverage:

  • External arrays, server-based storage, and original design manufacturer (ODM) storage
  • All-disc arrays, hybrid flash arrays (HFA), and all-flash arrays (AFA) arrays
  • NAS, FC SAN, DAS, iSCSI, ESCON/FICON, FCoE, and InfiniBand

Optional content add-ons:

  • Revenue, unit shipments, and terabytes
  • Storage system classes
  • Scalability, redundancy, and object capabilities

Geographic Scope

  • Canada

Deliverables

IDC's Canadian Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker is distributed via email in an Excel pivot table file each quarter. The data is accessed through a flexible, interactive interface. Deliverables for this tracker are listed below. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative.

  • Final database
  • Historical analysis

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
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