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IDC: All-Flash Storage Array Sales Soar In First Quarter, Enterprise Storage Sales Stumble Badly

Only one enterprise storage array vendor showed growth in the first quarter, but when it came to all-flash storage arrays, all the big vendors showed strong growth, according to market researcher IDC.

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Storage Sales: Good, Bad Or Ugly, Depending On Your Point Of View

According to a newly released report by market analyst firm IDC, the first quarter of 2016 was an unusual time for storage sales:

  • It was a quarter in which only one major vendor showed actual year-over-year growth, and in which a surprise legacy vendor completely blew the doors off its competitors in terms of all-flash storage growth.
  • It was a quarter in which storage vendor revenue declined, as is typical, while the amount of capacity sold also declined, which is atypical.
  • The quarter also saw server-based storage sales grow while external storage systems sales fell.

CRN looks behind the numbers from IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker to help shed light on what is happening as the storage industry shifts from legacy hard disk-based solutions to flash storage and an emphasis on software-defined storage.

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