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Worldwide Semiannual Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker: Workloads

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IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker: Workloads leverages IDC's Enterprise Storage Systems and Cloud IT Infrastructure Trackers for the core infrastructure sizing and forecasting attributes underpinning the workloads model across four main deployment scenarios. IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker: Workloads provides insight on how 18 workloads are deployed and consumed and what the projections are for future deployments. Workload trends are presented by geography-specific deployment, location, and product category across all attributes and a five-year forecast.

Technology Coverage


This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas. All Optional Content Add-Ons are delivered only via Excel pivot table and in a separate pivot for each attribute (bullets in the following optional content). Measurement for this tracker is in terabytes, vendor revenue, and value for historical data. Forecast is only available in terabytes and value.

Core Coverage

  • Region
  • Company/vendor: 7 vendors + ODM and others
  • Product category group: External OEM, Internal OEM/ODM Direct
  • Installation: DAS, NAS, SAN
  • Deployment model: Cloud, traditional
  • Location: On-premises, off-premises
  • Workload category/workloads: 7 categories with 18 workloads (app dev and testing, collaborative apps and content apps, CRM, engineering/technical apps, ERM, file and print, media streaming, networking, other business apps, SCM, security, structured data management, structured data analytics, systems management, unstructured data analytics, VDI, web serving)
  • Measurements: Terabytes, vendor revenue, value

Optional Content Add-Ons

  • Data organization: Block, file, object, SDS-CS dependent
  • Data type: Structured, unstructured
  • Infrastructure deployment: datacenter, departmental
  • Infrastructure type: general purpose, integrated
  • Media type: Flash, HDD — available in terabytes only
  • Platform type: Bare metal, containerized, virtualized
  • Scalability: Scale up, scale out
  • Storage tier/storage tier detail: Archive, production, test and dev, other replicated
  • Storage array type: All flash array (AFA), hybrid flash array (HFA), all hard disk drive (HDD), internal storage/ODM Direct — available in value only
  • Company size: Small business (1-99), medium and large business (100-999), very large business (1,000-9,999), very large business (10,000+) — available only for worldwide without regional breakout
  • Vertical: Distribution (retail and wholesale), education, financial, government, healthcare provider, manufacturing, professional services, telco/CSP, other industries — available only for worldwide without regional breakout
  • Measurements: Terabytes and value

Geographic Scope


  • Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan and China)
  • Canada
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Japan
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
  • PRC
  • United States
  • Western Europe

Data Deliverables


This tracker is delivered on a semiannual basis via a web-based interface for online querying and downloads. Deliverables for this tracker are listed below. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative.

  • Historical data
  • Five-year forecast data

Forecast Coverage


This tracker is delivered on a semiannual basis with tools such as Excel pivot tables and/or a web-based query tool. Only core historical and forecast coverage is available through the web-based query tool. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative. Deliverables for this tracker are as follows:

Core Forecast Coverage

  • Region
  • Product category group: External OEM, Internal OEM/ODM Direct
  • Installation: DAS, NAS, SAN
  • Deployment model: Cloud, traditional
  • Location: on-premises, off-premises
  • Storage class: High end, midrange, entry
  • Price band: 10 price bands
  • Application type: Cloud native, traditional
  • Workload category/workloads: 7 categories with 18 workloads
  • Measurements: Terabytes and value