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Latin America Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker

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IDC's Latin America Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker® takes an in-depth look at the market opportunity for storage systems across the region. Countries covered are Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Ecuador, and the rest of Latin America (RLA). Segments analyzed include disk storage location (internally, externally, and ODM), redundancy (RAID/JBOD), price bands based on average selling value, and installation environment (direct-attached storage [DAS], storage area network [SAN], network-attached storage [NAS], ESCON/FICON SAN, and iSCSI), and other market vendor-specific details such as product brand and model name. Five-year forecasts and related assumptions are updated on a quarterly basis.

Technology Coverage


This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas. Measurement for this tracker is in customer revenue, factory revenue, units, and terabytes.

Core Coverage

  • Product category: External, internal, compute intensive, storage intensive, and storage expansion
  • Topology: Direct, mainframe networked, and open networked
  • Installation: DAS, ESCON/FICON, NAS, and SAN
  • Protocol: Direct-attached storage, storage area network (Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Ethernet, InfiniBand, Switched SAS, iSCSI, and ESCON/FICON), and network-attached storage
  • Product brand: This subtechnology varies according to the vendor (IBM Storwize, IBM DS8000, EMC Symmetrix, EMC VNX, HP XP, HP 3Par, etc.)
  • Model name: This subtechnology varies according to the vendor (HP 3Par StoreServ 10000, IBM Storwize V3700, Dell PowerVault DL2000, etc.)
  • Redundancy: RAID versus JBOD
  • Storage class: Entry, midrange, and high end
  • Price bands: 10 price bands, from $0 to $250,000+

Optional Content Add-Ons

  • Vertical market: Retail, wholesale, media, telecommunications, education, banking, insurance, securities and investment services, federal/central government, state/local government, construction, discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, resource industries, healthcare provider, personal and consumer services, professional services, transportation, and utilities.
  • Segment: Education, government, large business (500–999), medium business (100–499), small business (1–99), very large business (1,000+)
  • Channel: Direct, distributor, systems integrator, VARs

Geographic Scope


  • Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Ecuador, and the rest of Latin America)

Data Deliverables


This Tracker is delivered on a [quarterly, 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 analysis
  • Forecast analysis
  • Interactive briefing

Forecast Coverage


Forecasts for this tracker are updated quarterly and include three years of historical data and an additional five years of annual market projections. Examples of the forecasts included in this tracker are as follows:

Core Forecast Coverage

  • Product category: External, internal, and other categories
  • Topology: Direct, mainframe networked, and open networked
  • Installation: DAS, ESCON/FICON, NAS, and SAN
  • Protocol: Direct-attached storage, storage area network (Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Ethernet, InfiniBand, Switched SAS, iSCSI, and ESCON/FICON), and network-attached storage
  • Storage class: Entry, midrange, high end