The Future of Storage Report
After careful research, talking to multiple analysts, and reviewing historical sales numbers, Scality estimates the size of the market for the software underlying capacity-driven, software-defined storage to be beyond $5 billion by 2020.
This assessment is based on three key elements:
- Small and medium size businesses will leverage cloud services
- 40 percent of storage capacity will be sourced directly from disk and component manufacturers
- The market that will continue to run their own IT is trending unequivocally towards “software on commodity hardware”
The disruption that will happen to the IT storage industry is similar to the disruption brought onto telecom by the Internet or to retail by Amazon: a complete change of the value chain.
Read the rest of the Executive Summary here.
The full Future of Storage Report is here.