Hot Czech Disk Storage Market to Hit 10,000 Terabytes in 2007

17. 11. 2007 | 11/2007 | Comments [0]

Hot Czech Disk Storage Market to Hit 10,000 Terabytes in 2007. The buoyant Czech disk storage market is expected to reach 10,000 terabytes of installed capacity in 2007. According to a recent study from IDC, the growing importance of data management as a source of business value, digitization of all forms of media, and EU regulations on data retention are fueling demand for enterprise storage systems.

Hot Czech Disk Storage Market to Hit 10,000 Terabytes in 2007

The buoyant Czech disk storage market is expected to reach 10,000 terabytes of installed capacity in 2007. According to a recent study from IDC, the growing importance of data management as a source of business value, digitization of all forms of media, and EU regulations on data retention are fueling demand for enterprise storage systems. In 2006, the Czech disk storage market grew more than 17% year on year to exceed $114 million, with capacity increasing by almost 29% to nearly 8,000 terabytes, while shipments rose 1.8% to more than 14,300 units. This year the market will pass $139 million in value.

“The growth last year was less robust than in 2005, yet the market remains quite hot,” said Jiri Helebrand, research analyst, IDC CEMA. “There is a clear shift towards external storage, which accounts for the bulk of disk storage sales. Declining prices, improved performance features of external networked arrays, greater data accessibility, and increased security are behind the shift.”

The top 3 vendors on the Czech disk storage market in 2006 were HP, EMC, and IBM, whose combined market share reached almost 72%. On the demand side, the biggest buyers were telecommunications firms, financial institutions, and manufacturing companies. Storage area networks (SANs) accounted for the largest share of the market in 2006 and will again in 2007, comprising about two-thirds of total revenue each year. At the same time, SAN was also the most dynamic segment. In 2006, SAN-based storage revenue rose 58.0% year on year. In 2007, this number will drop to a little over 21%. Direct attached storage (DAS) accounted for less than 28% of total revenue in 2006 and is projected to amount to 23% by the end of this year. Revenues from network attached storage (NAS) declined by a quarter in 2006 to constitute just 5.5% of the total market.

Over the next five years, IDC expects the Czech Republic's disk storage market to grow annually by around 18% in value on average. Storage capacity is expected to expand by some 29% every year, while shipments should grow by less than 5% year on year.

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