Global SAN Market 2012-2016
- ID: 2628120
- August 2013
- Region: Global
- 62 Pages
The analysts forecast the Global Storage Area Networks (SAN) market to grow at a CAGR of 8.42 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market is the improved scalability facilitated by SAN solutions. The Global SAN market has also been witnessing an increasing adoption of Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) solutions. However, high cost of FC SAN solutions could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.
The report, the Global SAN Market 2012-2016, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Global SAN market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
The key vendors dominating this space include Dell Inc., EMC Corp., HP Co., IBM Corp., and NetApp Inc.
The other vendors mentioned in the report are Fujitsu Ltd., Hitachi Ltd., Oracle Corp., SolarWinds Inc., and Symantec Corp.
Key questions answered in this report:
- What will the market size be in 2016 and what will be the growth rate?
- What are key market trends?
- What is driving this market?
- What are the challenges to market growth?
- Who are the key vendors in this market space?
- What are the market opportunities and threats faced by key vendors?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of each of these key vendors?
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01. Executive Summary
02. List of Abbreviations
04. Market Research Methodology
Market Research Process
05. Scope of the Report
06. Market Landscape
Market Overview and Forecast
06.1 SAN by Segments
06.1.1 Usage of FCoE and FCoE SAN
06.1.2 Advantages of FCoE and iSCI SAN
06.1.3 Latency of SAN Segments
06.2 Global SAN Market by Segments
06.2.1 FC SAN Segment
Market Size and Forecast
06.2.2 iSCSI SAN Segment
Market Size and Forecast
06.3 Storage Capacity of SAN
07. SAN Hardware Classification by Pricing
07.1 Five Forces Analysis
08. Geographical Segmentation
09. Key Leading Countries
10. Vendor Landscape
10.1 Global SAN Market by Segments
11. Buying Criteria
12. Market Growth Drivers
13. Drivers and their Impact
14. Market Challenges
15. Impact of Drivers and Challenges
16. Market Trends
17. Key Vendor Analysis
17.1 Dell Inc.
17.2 EMC Corp.
17.3 HP Co.
17.4 IBM Corp.
17.5 NetApp Inc.
18. Other Reports in this Series
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1: Market Research Methodology
Exhibit 2: SAN Market Developments
Exhibit 3: Global SAN Market 2012-2016 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 4: Global SAN Market by Segments
Exhibit 5: FCoE SAN Architecture
Exhibit 6: Network Architecture of FCoE and iSCI SAN
Exhibit 7: Latency of SAN Segments (ms)
Exhibit 8: Global SAN Market by Segments 2012–2016 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 9: Global SAN Fiber Channel Hardware Market 2012-2016 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 10: Global SAN iSCSI Hardware Market 2012-2016 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 11: Global SAN Capacity 2012-2016 (Gigabytes)
Exhibit 12: Global SAN Market by Pricing 2012 (percentage)
Exhibit 13: Global SAN Hardware Market by Low-end Price Range 2012-2016 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 14: Global SAN Hardware Market by Mid-end Price Range 2012-2016 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 15: Global SAN Hardware Market by High-end Price Range 2012-2016 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 16: Global SAN Market by Geographical Segmentation 2012
Exhibit 17: Global SAN Market by Geographical Segmentation 2012
Exhibit 18: Global SAN Fiber Channel Hardware Market by Vendor Segmentation 2012
Exhibit 19: Global iSCSI SAN Segment by Vendor Segmentation 2012
Exhibit 20: Business Segmentation of EMC Corp.
Exhibit 21: Business Segmentation of Hewlett-Packard Co.
Exhibit 22: Business Segmentation of IBM Corp.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from the team said: “A major trend being witnessed in the Global SAN market is the increased adoption of FCoE SAN technology. This technology is gaining added popularity in the data storage environments. FCoE has many advantages over the Ethernet network. The major change is that FCoE offers far more intelligence and capabilities in terms of access and routing decisions. Hence, the FC equipments are more involved in network than the basic Ethernet equipment. Hence, many end-users are adopting the device for the better management of network data traffic and storage across organizational networks.”
According to the report, the main factor which is driving the Global SAN market is its improved scalability. With SAN, there is no restriction or limitation on the volume of data that can be stored as is the case with other forms of storage such as disk storage. SAN is highly scalable and can be expanded to a considerable extent. SANs are also highly efficient and their performance is not affected by Ethernet traffic or local disk throughput blockages. Data transferred from a SAN and to a SAN are on two separate networks, leading to reduced network clogging or congestion.
Further, the report states that the main challenge faced by the market is high cost of FC SAN. FC SAN solution, the most dominant and efficient of all technologies currently available in the SAN, is expensive to implement. SAN requires the purchase of a FC HBA to assist each host that is attached to the SAN. It also requires prohibitively high investment from startups and SMEs.
The report also includes a discussion of the other vendors operating in this market. The other vendors in the market are Fujitsu Ltd., Hitachi Ltd., Oracle Corp., SolarWinds Inc., and Symantec Corp.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.