Storage market research reports

  • June 15, 2009 15 Jun'09

    IDC: HDS market share numbers not accurate

    Last week, after meeting with Hitachi Data Systems at the BD Event in Boston, I posted about some of the things we discussed about HDS's 2008 performance, which included some market share ...

  • June 11, 2009 11 Jun'09

    Data storage news: IDC says storage software sales slip

    Market research firm IDC says storage software sales dropped for first time in five years; Emulex calls stockholder meeting with Broadcom on the agenda; Double-Take alters pricing.

  • June 05, 2009 05 Jun'09

    IDC: Storage spending fell off a cliff in first quarter

    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 ...

  • March 31, 2009 31 Mar'09

    IDC expects greater declines in storage spending

    Wall Street analysts agree with IDC that storage spending will drop more than previously thought this year, with a modest rebound coming in 2010.

  • March 10, 2009 10 Mar'09

    Analysts: demand more from your storage vendor in virtual environments

    A recent report by Andrew Reichman at Forrester Research showed that among 124 surveyed IT decision-makers, incumbent vendors and Fibre Channel still dominate the in-use storage systems supporting ...

  • March 06, 2009 06 Mar'09

    IDC: storage sales down, especially Fibre Channel

    IDC’s storage tracker numbers released today shows an 0.5% year-over-year decline in worldwide external storage sales in the fourth quarter of 2008. This was the first time external disk sales ...

  • January 29, 2009 29 Jan'09

    Analyst: e-Discovery to get worse in 2009

    IT pros may find themselves in a Catch-22 this year when it comes to e-Discovery and data management for compliance, according to a new report released this week by Forrester Research Analyst Brian ...

  • December 18, 2008 18 Dec'08

    Storage spending slowing already

    The spending slowdown most storage industry people are expecting to hit in 2009 has already begun, according to new research from TheInfoPro (TIP). TIP interviewed 65 senior executives at large ...

  • December 15, 2008 15 Dec'08

    Deduping slows but doesn’t stop data growth

    While most organizations are likely planning to trim their IT budgets next year, a lot of them are also no doubt finding that cutting storage capacity will be difficult if not impossible. Take ...

  • December 09, 2008 09 Dec'08

    Analyst's report questions value of SANs

    With SANs producing low utilization rates, application islands and complex storage management at a high price, a Forrester Research report asks if SANs are necessary.

  • December 08, 2008 08 Dec'08

    IDC report shows steady storage sales in third quarter, some warning signs

    IDC's quarterly tracker numbers for the third quarter of 2008 show disk storage and storage software sales holding steady at a time when many industries are feeling the effects of recession. ...

  • November 13, 2008 13 Nov'08

    NetApp uncertain of future storage revenue growth

    NetApp wonders what budget cuts will mean to its sales this quarter after doing better-than-expected in the October financial meltdown.

  • October 29, 2008 29 Oct'08

    IDC: Unstructured data will become the primary task for storage

    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 ...

  • October 22, 2008 22 Oct'08

    No massive spending slowdown for storage. . .yet

    Early results are in, and they indicate no massive spending slowdown for storage last quarter but vendors are bracing for one this quarter. EMC hit expectations for last quarter while indicating ...

  • September 26, 2008 26 Sep'08

    Financial forecast calls for gloom

    Until now, the storage industry has held up well this year in the face of any economic slowdowns - even those affecting the financial services sector. But with the economy's problems taking center ...