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Feb 2018 - Market Perspective - Doc # US43181817

Shifts in Storage Pricing Models: Can OEMs Transform Hardware into Services

Authors: Ritu Jyoti, Laura DuBois


This IDC Market Perspective delves into shifts in storage pricing models.

According to Laura DuBois, GVP, Cloud IaaS, Computing, Storage and Infrastructure Software at IDC, "Storage OEMs with long-standing businesses in selling hardware are transforming how users procure storage systems, enabling access to storage capacity and native storage functions as services. This transformation comes as a result of external market pressures, customer demand, constrained IT budgets, and pending Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) changes for how public and private companies handle account for leased facilities and IT equipment."


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