Gartner: 2010 Best Year Ever for Data Storage

Gartner’s IT industry research confirmed March 8 what IDC had reported a few days ago: That the data storage hardware industry had a pretty darn good year in 2010.

In fact, Gartner went one up and declared 2010 the segment’s highest

revenue-producing year ever, the only sector in all of IT to

accomplish this in the last 12 months.

Gartner reported that the worldwide ECB (external controller-based)

disk storage market exceeded its previous high set in 2008 by $1.4

billion in 2010. In total, ECB storage revenue hit the  $19.4

billion mark in 2010, an 18.1 percent increase from 2009 revenue of

$16.5 billion.

“Storage infrastructure modernization, expanded server and desktop

virtualization projects, disk-based backup and archiving deployments,

new file-oriented applications, and cloud-based service offerings are

the engines that are propelling ECB disk storage vendor revenue

growth,” said Roger Cox, research vice president at Gartner.

“Clearly, IT executives are showing a willingness to invest in new and

modern ECB disk storage solutions that address complexity, reduce opex

and improve utilization while satisfying demanding service-level


For more, read the eWEEK article: 2010 a Very Good Year in Storage: Gartner.

CIO Insight Staff
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