Storage market research reports

  • February 04, 2014 04 Feb'14

    Report: FC faster, more reliable than FCoE -- and requires fewer cables

    Despite all the hyper around Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) a few years ago, old fashioned Fibre Channel (FC) remains the dominant SAN protocol. A report released today by technology research ...

  • January 23, 2014 23 Jan'14

    2014 IT priorities: In-house, cloud data storage infrastructure plans

    TechTarget's IT Priorities for 2014 survey shows wide interest in cloud services despite recent missteps by some prominent providers.

  • January 02, 2014 02 Jan'14

    Users rate Dell and Hitachi as best NAS storage vendors

    Our eighth Quality Awards survey on the best NAS storage systems had Dell besting the enterprise group and Hitachi topping the midrange.

  • November 06, 2013 06 Nov'13

    OpenStack Summit news: Storage and backup rank 6th on use-case list

    An OpenStack Summit end-user survey shows storage and backup rank sixth among top applications, workloads in use with OpenStack cloud technology.

  • October 24, 2013 24 Oct'13

    Salary survey 2013: Salaries for data storage pros continue to climb

    The heavy workloads remain but the pay is a little better and the benefits are a plus. Our data storage salary survey 2013 paints a favorable picture.

  • September 06, 2013 06 Sep'13

    Storage revenues decline again, suggesting a buyer's market

    Worldwide external disk storage system revenue came in at $5.9 billion for the second straight quarter for the period ending in June, according to IDC. The revenue also declined year-over-year for ...

  • August 15, 2013 15 Aug'13

    Storage sales improve, still not 'normal'

    When storage revenue slipped in the early part of 2013, vendors predicted sales would pick up in the second half. We saw some evidence of that this week when Brocade and NetApp reported earnings ...

  • January 28, 2013 28 Jan'13

    Storage hardware and the steel industry

    Taking a step back and looking at the new or updated storage systems coming out reinforces trends I see for storage hardware in the industry. By storage hardware, I’m referring to physical system ...

  • March 05, 2012 05 Mar'12

    Storage sales growth slows, perhaps because of cloud, dedupe

    Although S\storage systems revenue grew during the fourth quarter of 2011 and for the entire year, that growth slowed compared to previous periods. According to IDC’s worldwide quarterly disk ...

  • December 06, 2011 06 Dec'11

    Archiving software gains ground, according to IDC

    Archiving and storage and device management pushed storage software revenue up 9.7% last quarter over the third quarter of 2010, according to IDC. IDC said archiving software revenue grew 12.2% and ...

  • June 28, 2011 28 Jun'11

    IDC: data's rapidly increasing, staffing isn't

    IDC today released the results of its annual EMC-sponsored Digital Universe study, which confirms what storage professionals see first-hand every day: data keeps growing unchecked and resources to ...

  • January 10, 2011 10 Jan'11

    Storage spending: the big picture

    I’m always interested in reading stories about expectations for spending on storage. There are the continuing prediction stories where it is reported that next’s year’s spending will be x% up or ...

  • December 02, 2010 02 Dec'10

    Forrester lists objections to object storage

    While storage vendors are paying a lot of attention to object storage these days, a new report from Forrester Research points to limitations that make the technology the wrong choice for many ...

  • October 21, 2010 21 Oct'10

    Isilon reports strong quarter, perhaps its last

    If Isilon is for sale as many believe, then the scale-out NAS vendor’s most recent financial results likely made it more valuable to a suitor. The third quarter of 2010 was Isilon’s most profitable ...

  • April 15, 2010 15 Apr'10

    Double-Take reports acquisition interest

    An interesting tidbit from host-based replication, iSCSI SAN and boot-from-SAN vendor Double-Take Software Inc.'s quarterly earnings forecast press release this week: Double-Take...has received ...