1/3 of WW Enterprise Storage Sytems Spending by 2017 for
APeJ, CEMA, Latin America
Up from 28% in 2012
The regional landscape for
enterprise storage is in the midst of change as
spending in emerging markets begins to outpace spending
in more mature regions
research from IDC , Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa (CEMA) will
surpass Japan in terms of enterprise storage end user spending in 2014. And
by 2015, AsiaPac (excluding Japan) or
APeJ will unseat a struggling Western Europe as the second largest region
behind only the United States
Some emerging regions, specifically,
APeJ, the Middle East, and Africa, will continue growing at high rates,
fueled by long-term demands for storage and the creation of new storage
infrastructures in fast-growing economies. Other emerging regions are
expected to maintain growth rates that are comparable to those of more
Overall, after two years of
exceptional growth, the enterprise storage systems market has come back to
earth as users embrace more efficient ways to store data.
End-user spending is now expected to grow at a modest
CAGR of 4.1% during the 2012-2017 forecast period, reaching $42.5 billion by
2017. However, a slowdown in revenue
growth is no indication that end-user demand for storage capacity will be
diminished. Digital media and content,
data protection, and archiving will be among the major drivers
behind continuous demand for more storage capacity.
Adoption of storage efficiency
technologies and cloud services will contribute to modestly slower growth in
enterprise storage system capacity shipped.
than 102EB of external and over 36EB of internal storage system capacity
will be shipped in 2017, still significantly higher than the 20EB external
and 8EB internal storage shipped in 2012.
To store the data in the most efficient way, users must not only implement
various technologies that help eliminate redundant copies of the data or
boost utilization rates of available storage assets, but also increasingly
consider moving beyond their own datacenters and adding third-party storage
services (public and private) to the pool of viable storage options.
- Emerging regions (APeJ, CEMA, and Latin America
combined) will account for one third of worldwide enterprise storage
systems spending by 2017, up from 28% in 2012;
- Annual growth in storage capacity shipped is
expected to remain moderate: 35-40% for external storage and 33-38% for
- Customers from emerging regions are less tied to
legacy infrastructures and are more open to considering a broad range of
solutions, including products from regional and local suppliers and
cloud service offerings.