|[March 12, 2014]
TRENDFOCUS' New Market Research Service: "Cloud, Hyperscale, & Enterprise Storage Service" Addresses Skyrocketing Demand for Data Storage
CUPERTINO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
HDD sales to Cloud, Hyperscale, & Enterprise markets will reach $17
billion in 2018 according to a new TRENDFOCUS research report,
"Nearline HDD Long-Term Market Analysis" released today. A comprehensive
SSD report will be available in April 2014.
In the midst of skyrocketing exabyte demand growth, companies including
Google (News - Alert), Facebook, and Amazon are redefining traditional methods of
storage deployment. "Skyrocketing demand for storage is shifting the
foundation of the industry," states Mark Geenen, President and founder
of TRENDFOCUS. Geenen says that hard disk drives (HDDs) will remain the
primary bulk storage medium through 2018 while NAND and SSD technologies
enable significantly higher performance in critical areas.
John Chen, Vice President and TRENDFOCUS' lead analyst for the new
service, adds "for traditional OEMs and the emerging class of
"do-it-yourself" (DIY) and commodity hardware data centers, HDDs are the
lowest cost technology on a per gigabye basis and will comprise more
than 90% of the enterprise storage exabytes shipped through 2018."
Traditional storage and server OEMs are also responding to the pressure
from a new wave of "ODM direct," or DIY hyperscale system architectures
promoted by companies such as Google, Facebook (News - Alert), and Amazon. "The
entrenched suppliers are responding with their own solutions, promising
intensified competition and redefining both HDD and SSD storage
solutions. The competition between traditional OEMs and emerging players
is driving a revolutionary change in device designs that will provide
significant growth opportunities for both HDDs and flash-based storage
over the coming decade," added Chen.
This new market research service includes long-term and quarterly
forecasts of HDDs and SSDs used in cloud, hyperscale, and enterprise
storage architectures, as well as in-depth analysis of technology and
market trends. Visit www.trendfocus.com
to download a sample report.
TRENDFOCUS provides the data storage industry's most trusted market
intelligence covering HDDs, NAND/SSDs, and the storage supply chain.
Founded in 1993, the TRENDFOCUS method blends both "top down/bottom up"
and 360� statistical analysis to provide clients with the exacting data
sets needed to make complex decisions in today's environment. Visit us
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