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Tape is a $1 billion market in 1H 2014


The Worldwide Tape Market (including tape drives, tape libraries and tape media) was worth around $1Bn in 1H CY14 according to the latest reports from IDC and Santa Clara Consulting Group (SCCG). LTO-6 continues to be the rising star of the market accounting for 46% of WW LTO tape drive factory exit shipments after only seven full quarters of unit shipments. This growth reflects continued widespread user adoption and partner recognition for the value that LTO tape delivers. HP remains the market leader in both overall factory exit tape shipments and factory exit LTO tape drive shipments.



LTO-6 continues to drive the tape market
with a rapid shipment growth through
2013-2014 as illustrated in figure 1.

The popularity of LTO-6 tape reflects continuing

industry recognition of the role tape
can play in delivering dependable data
protection and longer-term archival for
growing data volumes.
HP Tape - LTO Tape is a 1 Billion dollar market in 2014
  Figure 1: LTO-6 Factory exit unit shipments between 2H CY2012 and 1H CY2014
Strong market traction for LTO-6 Tape drives means that, according to
IDC, LTO-6 now accounts for 46% all LTO factory exit tape drives
shipped  in Q4 CY2013 as shown in figure 2.
Launched in Q4 CY2012, the LTO-6 shipment ramp compares
favorably with the initial market ramps of LTO-4and LTO-5. HP is
the 1H CY14 market leader in overall LTO tape volumes with a
54% share of all factory exit LTO tape drive units shipped during
the half.


WW LTO Tape market share by generation LTO-2 through LTO-6
Figure 2: LTO-6 accounts for 46% of all LTO drives shipped in 1H CY2014 (factory exit data)

The best metric for the continuing value of any technology is market adoption, and customers continue to vote for LTO tape with their wallets. Customer demand for tape remains strong, and the technology continues to play a crucial role in the storage hierarchy. With exciting technology innovations such as LTO-6 and LTFS opening new markets and applications, the future of tape looks bright.

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