Storage market research reports

  • August 19, 2008 19 Aug'08

    Forrester urges users to avoid overkill with email archiving

    Everyone and their brother has an email archiving story to tell you these days, or so it seems. But Forrester Research analyst Jo Maitland told Forrester clients in a teleconference titled "Email ...

  • July 11, 2008 11 Jul'08

    Storage sales immune to recession. . .so far

    Financial analysts' research shows organizations are still buying storage despite an overall slowdown in IT spending, thanks to deduplication, disaster recovery and compliance. But one analyst says the third quarter "may be ugly."

  • May 28, 2008 28 May'08

    Storage experts pan report on tape archiving TCO

    The disk vs. tape debate that has been going on for years is heating up again, given technologies like data deduplication that are bringing disk costs into line with tape. Or, at least, so some ...

  • March 11, 2008 11 Mar'08

    EMC/IDC report: in storage, corporations are getting personal

    EMC and IDC have published an update to their Digital Universe report, which met with skepticism when it was originally published last March. We're generally skeptical of vendor-sponsored analyst ...

  • March 07, 2008 07 Mar'08

    IDC: ISCSI SAN adoption strong in fourth quarter

    IDC's disk storage tracker for the fourth quarter of 2007 shows a strong increase in iSCSI SAN sales; VKernel unveils capacity monitoring appliance for VMware.

  • February 15, 2008 15 Feb'08

    A storage reporter’s shameful secret comes to an end

    I feel the need to make a confession here. Up until yesterday, despite spending a generous portion of my waking hours covering data backup, disaster recovery and data protection, I myself did not ...

  • January 10, 2008 10 Jan'08

    What’s up with CDP for 2008

    Some analysts touted CDP as being the dark horse technology for corporate adoption in 2007. As we all know, that didn't occur and the multitude of CDP technologies ended up confusing analysts, ...

  • November 01, 2007 01 Nov'07

    Three emerging storage ‘mega-trends’

    It may be a little early in 2007 to start prognosticating about what is going to occur in 2008 and beyond. However, there are some major trends -- I would almost classify them as "mega-trends" -- ...

  • September 07, 2007 07 Sep'07

    IDC: High-end storage stalls in second quarter

    IDC reports a lull in high-end enterprise spending in its quarterly disk tracker, with new growth lower in the market; Seagate plans encrypted 1 TB disk drive for PCs.

  • July 26, 2007 26 Jul'07

    Storage analysts scratch their heads over HP / Bull rumors

    It is being widely reported that HP is in “advanced talks” to buy Bull SA, a French IT integrator. The reports, originated by a French website,, contain detailed information about the ...

  • July 11, 2007 11 Jul'07

    Obituary: Bob Abraham, creator of Freeman Reports

    Storage industry veteran Bob Abraham passed away in June. The firm says his tape reports will not be continued.

  • June 08, 2007 08 Jun'07

    IDC: HP, IBM in 'statistical tie' in disk market

    IDC's quarterly external storage systems tracker also showed that low-end systems made up the bulk of growth in the market; EMC opens $160M new R&D center overseas.

  • June 04, 2007 04 Jun'07

    IBM: We're No. 1 in storage hardware

    A new combined disk and tape tracker from IDC has IBM trumpeting from the rooftops that it's the market leader. But what's IBM's story when it comes to software?

  • March 22, 2007 22 Mar'07

    Analyst warns of “gotchas” with Google

    The Burton Group put out a press release this week warning of some "gotchas" with Google's software as a service (SaaS). Storage Soup caught up with Burton Group enterprise search and records ...

  • March 19, 2007 19 Mar'07

    Cisco stamps on Brocade in Q4, Dell'Oro says

    For the second quarter in a row Cisco is gaining SAN switch market share on Brocade, according to the latest report by the Dell'Oro Group. But the numbers are causing a firestorm.