IDC: SANs and filers still alive and kicking... and cloud providers have capacity-stuffed tummies, apparently | 3/8/2019 | Staff
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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.

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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.

Sebastian Lagana, research manager of Infrastructure Platforms and Technologies at IDC, said: "The fourth quarter results represent a slight shift from trends realised during the first three quarters of 2018, most notably the revenue decline for the ODM group of vendors as cloud providers slow their investment due to significant existing capacity."

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IDC splits the numbers into total storage, which includes server-based storage and hyperconverged systems, and a separate external storage category, which is just for shared SANs and filers.

Dell and HPE were far and away the largest total storage shipping vendors, with Dell on top at $2.99bn, growing 14.8 per cent and having a 20.6 per cent share. HPE's total storage revenues were $2.6bn, up...
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