This IDC study provides historical data as well as a forecast (2017–2021) for the worldwide file- and object-based storage market. The forecast and historical data focuses on end-user consumption of two main categories of the FOBS market: scale-up and scale-out storage solutions. For each of these categories, IDC has estimated value (end-user spending), terabytes, and price per gigabyte.
"Change is the only constant in the IT industry. The 3rd Platform is driving new applications, business models, and innovation — thus opening doors to new business opportunities for both end users and storage vendors," says Amita Potnis, research manager, File- and Object-Based Storage Solutions. "These dynamics result in significant unstructured data growth and are shaping the future of the FOBS market such that many new storage platforms are now made available and adopted in the marketplace based on specific customer requirements."