Storage market research reports
- April 27, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing some IT organizations to delay or push up their 2020 enterprise data storage purchases, while others continue with business as usual.
- February 13, 2020
While waiting for HAMR to drop, we have more immediate spinning disk developments to watch out for in 2020, such as dual-actuator and shingled drives.
- January 08, 2019
Data management -- on premises and in the cloud -- appears on the rise as a 2019 spending priority for storage pros, while flash arrays and converged infrastructure may have peaked.
- August 30, 2018
In "The State of IT Resilience," analysis firm IDC estimates that as many as 50% of organizations could not survive a disaster event. A co-author of the report says long-time threats of hardware ...
- June 27, 2018
Dell, VMware and Nutanix continued to dominate the hyper-converged infrastructure market in the first quarter, combining for most of the fast-growing segment. According to IDC’s first quarter ...
- May 03, 2018
Dell EMC plans to keep overlapping midrange storage for now. Dell Technologies World 2018 rollouts included CloudIQ analytics and Isilon SaaS beta with Google Cloud Platform.
- February 07, 2018
Gartner now gives hyper-convergence a Magic Quadrant of its own, and places Nutanix as the leader in the upper right-hand corner. Dell EMC, VMware and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise also sit in the ...
- May 25, 2017
A DataCore IT survey on the state of software-defined storage, hyper-converged systems and cloud storage showed a gradual uptake of some of the most heavily promoted new technologies. For instance, ...
- April 03, 2017
For the 15th year, Storage magazine has surveyed storage pros to learn about their IT spending trends for the coming months. As you'd expect, the cloud continues to pick up steam for both primary and secondary projects, while ...
- April 03, 2017
Cloud is popular among data storage priorities for primary and backup storage, while most say they will use flash in primary data storage.
- February 10, 2017
This year marks the 15th edition of the Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com Products of the Year awards, recognizing the best storage products of the past year. Nominated products competed across six categories, with the top in ...
- September 27, 2016
Research firm IDC reports factory revenues for worldwide purpose-built backup appliances (PBBA) experienced solid growth in the second quarter while enterprise storage systems revenue remained flat ...
- July 06, 2016
Our annual storage purchasing survey finds that storage managers will have a bigger data storage budget to spend this year.
- April 06, 2016
Salaries for data storage jobs remain high with new techs and new responsibilities in evolving data centers.
- April 06, 2016
Storage magazine has tracked storage salaries for 13 years, polling readers to gather data about pay, benefits and other influences on job satisfaction. Our 2016 salary survey shows demand for storage savvy IT pros is still high as reflected ...
- March 18, 2016
Despite slipping in the fourth quarter, overall worldwide storage revenue increased 2.2% in 2015. External (networked) storage declined 2.3% for the year, according to International Data ...
- March 04, 2016
Solid-state storage is most often viewed in terms of performance, but concerns about SSD reliability may be unwarranted.
- March 04, 2016
Survey data tells us that data storage vendors promise capacity and performance in their storage systems, but reliability remains an issue.
- March 04, 2016
The software-defined storage market is getting a lot of attention these days, piquing the interest of budget-challenged storage managers. But the lure of software running on the cheap may be misleading if you're not ready for some DIY or to ...
- February 12, 2016
The fourteenth edition of the Storage magazine/SearchStorage Product of the Year awards recognizes the innovation, performance and functionality of 18 the best data storage products. And, as we've often seen, these outstanding data storage ...
- January 15, 2016
Avere Systems rolled out a new high-end and midrange FXT Edge physical appliances that offer more performance and storage compared to the previous systems that will be replaced. The new 1U ...
- January 06, 2016
Mike Matchett takes a closer look at the future of data storage technology in 2016 based on research from the Taneja Group.
- January 06, 2016
One of the key characteristics of the data storage industry is how it refreshes itself every year as new storage startups emerge and roll out innovative products. The past year -- 2015 -- produced a bounty of exciting new products that are shaking ...
- December 07, 2015
Enterprise storage revenue increased 2.8 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2015 while networked storage declined 3.1 percent, according to IDC’s disk tracker numbers. Perhaps a better ...
- December 04, 2015
Check out our Hot Techs for 2016! For the past 13 years, we've honored the best and brightest technologies for the upcoming year. And as always, we are proud to present a batch of technologies we believe will make a big impact on data storage market...
- November 05, 2015
Video and other multimedia production is no longer the exclusive domain of Hollywood studios and post-production services. Today, companies of all kinds have video and audio operations that rival that of professional media outfits. And those ...
- October 02, 2015
Emerging flash technologies target capacity, reliability and cost, while the line between storage and memory continues to blur. Over the past couple of years, we've seen four major developments in flash storage technology: 3D architectures, which ...
- September 23, 2015
IDC Tuesday correccted the purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) market tracker numbers it issued last week, giving market leader EMC more than $55 million in additional revenue for the second ...
- September 08, 2015
External storage sales are shrinking. The total worldwide enterprise storage systems factory revenue grew to an $8.8 billion during the second quarter of 2015, according to IDC. However, sales are ...
- August 24, 2015
NetApp, Brocade and Hewlett-Packard last week all reported storage revenues that were better than expected, impressing Wall Street analysts and investors. Yet in each case their revenue declined ...
- August 03, 2015
Storing important data in the cloud is a non-starter for many organizations. There are number of reasons for this, including legislation, risk and compliance. Oh, and of course, cost. For those organizations, an on-premises cloud could be a ...
- July 30, 2015
More than half of our surveyed companies are using flash now, with plans to use it for more than just mission-critical apps.
- July 06, 2015
It's easy to understand why server virtualization has become so popular among IT admins. Virtual servers are flexible, mobile and can be deployed or decommissioned rapidly. However, managing storage for virtual environments can be difficult. Many ...
- June 08, 2015
Disk storage revenue grew 6.8 percent during the first quarter of 2015, with server-based and hyperscale storage picking up the slack for SAN and NAS sales according to IDC's latest storage tracker ...
- June 05, 2015
The best approaches to using cloud storage create a seamless integration between on-premises and cloud storage. Integration of a cloud tier with on-premises storage can be accomplished in a number of ways. Some will prefer purpose-built software ...
- April 06, 2015
VMware has been shaking up data storage for years, and its VVOLs technology just might revolutionize it. The newly introduced VMware VVOLs have vendors scrambling to support it or risk becoming irrelevant in the virtual machine storage market. VVOLs...
- April 03, 2015
In a very close contest, Hitachi lands in our winner's circle for enterprise storage array vendors for the fifth time.
- March 06, 2015
Storage revenue rebounded in the fourth quarter of 2014, no thanks to the large vendors. Total storage revenue grew 7.2 percent to nearly $10.6 billion and external (networked) storage increased ...
- March 04, 2015
We've come a long way, baby, but we still haven't worked out all the kinks in configuring and provisioning VM storage.
- January 05, 2015
Our ninth annual survey collected user feedback regarding the service and reliability of NAS storage systems.
- February 27, 2014
In our ninth annual Quality Awards survey for enterprise arrays, Fujitsu didn't just make the cut; it took the cake by earning top honors.
- June 05, 2009
This had been apparent from the earnings reports of the major storage vendors, but it's still startling to see the numbers all lined up at once: analyst firm IDC released its worldwide quarterly ...
- October 29, 2008
According to a new IDC Enterprise Disk Storage Consumption Model report released this week, transaction-intensive applications are giving way as the main segment of enterprise data to an expanded ...
- August 01, 2006
Larger disk drives and storage growth are magnifying concerns over dual-parity rebuild times. Fortunately, analysts say, help is on the way.