Enterprise Storage Systems Market Share
Updated: 06 Jan 2022
Worldwide Enterprise External OEM Storage Systems Market Spending is Expected to have a CAGR of 4.7% During the Next Five Years, According to IDC
In the third quarter of 2021, the ESS market continued recovering from losses experienced in 2020. While demand for storage systems remains strong, tightness in supply of storage components and disruptions to the supply chain resulted in softer growth in 3Q21 compared to 2Q21. We expect that supply chain disruptions will continue to put constraint on market growth for rest of 2021 and into the first half of 2022 including impact on system shipments and pricing.
A new wave of concerns about spread of the new corona virus variants will lead to some business disruptions although the magnitude of the impact will be insignificant compared to one seen in 2020 given that businesses, public sector, and consumers are now better prepared to handling such disruptions. However. Any possible closures of manufacturing facilities and/or shortage of workers can prolong supply chain disruptions.
On the positive side, a widespread movement toward business digitization, business initiatives to building digital resiliency, and proliferation of emerging workloads such as artificial intelligence and machine learning will continue to be a strong driver for sustainable demand for storage capacity. While a big portion of this demand will be addressed by server-based architectures, the external storage systems market will also experience growth. The evolution of as-a-service consumption of storage infrastructure across customer and service provider premises will add to this growth although the initial adoption of the on-premises offerings will be mostly concentrated in North America and Western Europe.
Sustainable demand for performance-focused storage solutions will drive demand for all-flash arrays (particularly, NVMe-based AFA) across "core" external RAID and HCI appliances segments.