Mar 2018 - Taxonomy - Doc # US43579118
IDC's Worldwide SBS, SDS, and FOBS Storage Solutions Taxonomy, 2018
By: Eric BurgenerResearch Vice President, Storage, Laura DuBois, Ashish NadkarniGroup Vice President, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies, Amita PotnisResearch Manager, Eric SheppardResearch Vice President, Server and Storage Infrastructure, Andrew SmithSr. Research Analyst, Storage Software
This IDC study forms the consolidated taxonomy for several markets, including software-defined storage controller software, software-defined storage, file- and object-based storage, and server-based storage. This study specifically covers market background, taxonomy, and definitions for these markets.
"Software-defined storage products are driving an ever-increasing percentage of overall enterprise storage revenue," said Eric Burgener, research director, Storage at IDC. "Enterprises like the agility, flexibility, and economics of the software-defined model, and IDC expects that this segment will continue to drive double-digit revenue growth over the next five years."
"The growing unstructured data sets continue to push the boundaries of the file- and object-based storage solutions market, demanding better scalability, reliability, and performance at low cost," said Amita Potnis, research manager, File- and Object-Based Storage Solutions. "As enterprises grow beyond tens of petabytes, object storage will be a solution of choice, but the need for file-based storage will continue. IDC expects that the file-based storage market will transform itself to add new features and functionality to remain viable, while flash will play a bigger part in object-based storage solutions."
Archiving software, Direct-attached storage, Switched SAS, Disk storage, Disk-based data protection, Fibre Channel, FCoE, iSCSI SANs, File system software, General-purpose disk storage, Network-attached storage, Parallel and distributed file systems, Scale-out file systems, Storage area network, Storage management software, Storage services