A Dell'Oro Group study suggests that the storage systems market will reach US$10 billion. The analyst says high end storage systems sales are in decline. At the same time, the firm noted a preference for faster connectivity with organizations favoring 16 Gbps Fibre Channel or faster.
"For instance, in 2Q15, 16 Gbps Fibre Channel represented well over half of all Fibre Channel switch ports, while 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports on External storage systems only represented 25 percent of all Fibre Channel. We see the technology shifts in the network showing up on storage systems much later. With alternatives to 40 Gbps emerging, such as 50 Gbps, and 100 Gbps, this will be a very interesting market to watch," said Chris DePuy, Vice President at Dell'Oro Group.
The report further reveals newly added detail on Huawei, Pure Storage and Super Micro.
On the server side, cloud data center accounts drove most of the growth during the same period. The report explains how the quarterly mix of server shipments by cloud accounts affected market shares of white box vendors, traditional U.S.-based server vendors and Chinese server vendors. The report also reveals the status of Cloud vs. enterprise migration to high-speed server access (40 vs. 25 vs. 50 vs. 100 GE).