IT - Storage
WW Enterprise Storage Systems Market Revenue Up 7.4% Y/Y In 4Q18 At $14.5 Billion - IDC, March 8th, 2019
"According to the International Data Corporation's Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, vendor revenue in the worldwide enterprise storage systems market increased 7.4% Y/Y to $14.5 billion during 4Q18.

Total capacity shipments were up 1.7% year over year to 92.5EB during the quarter.

Revenue generated by the group of original design manufacturers (ODMs) selling directly to hyperscale datacenters declined 1.5% year over year in 4Q18 to $2.7 billion..."

    Western Digital Storage Strategy
    Forbes, March 5th, 2019
    "I attended the Storage Field Day visit to Western Digital on February 28, 2019. WD gave us a good taste of their strategy and plans for digital storage and memory. The company discussed solid state and hard drive products as well as their foray into storage system. Speakers said that Western Digital will be 50 years old this year. Some thoughts from that meeting are summarized below with some images of the presentations.

    WD's speakers said that about 75% of the world's data is generated outside of data centers and more than 36% of the world's data resides on their products..."

      IDC: SANs And Filers Still Alive And Kicking...
      The Register, March 8th, 2019
      "The latest quarterly storage systems tracker from industry analyst IDC revealed that hyperconverged uptake did not dent SAN and filer sales, although overall revenue for the sector saw a decent uptick.

      The number-cruncher's Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker for the fourth quarter of 2018 showed that total storage revenues grew 7.4 per cent annually to $14.5bn.

      Capacity, however, only grew 1.7 per cent to 92.5EB. Hyperscalers bought less, it appears, as indicated by Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) direct sales falling back by 1.5 per cent to $2.72bn..."

      All-Flash Vs. Hybrid Flash - Choosing What's Right For You
      Data Center Knowledge, March 4th, 2019
      "When it was just emerging, flash storage was expensive and used in limited fashion, but prices have dropped significantly, lowering that barrier to entry...

      With recent developments in file storage arrays, flash prices dropping significantly and many competitive vendors offering different types of all-flash storage arrays to meet Network File System/SMB performance demand in IT, the flash storage decision-making process has grown quite complex for IT managers and professionals..."

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