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Data Storage Consulting

"Our memories define our past and enable the accumulation of capability that drives our technological civilization. The major business of our age is to pass accumulated experiences, beliefs, and observations to future generations. Data storage is how we will pass on this legacy. The future is storage-centric, stored data is the heart of a modern network."

Some Storage Trends:

      Storage in "cloud storage" is playing an increasing role in enabling collaborative workflows.

       Within 10 years we may see digital movie projects generating close to  an exabyte of raw content.

       Over 99 Exabytes of digital storage will be used for digital archiving and content conversion and preservation by 2018

      By 2015 personal content will greatly exceed commercial content and sharing of this content will multiple enormously total storage requirements

Digital storage demand is extremely elastic, it cannot be saturated and is bounded only by budget and management capacity.

Worldwide revenues for HDDs shipments are expected to reach $33 billion in 2013, down about 12% from $37.8 billion in 2012.  This corresponds to a 2013 unit shipment forecast of 552 million compared to 577 million units in 2012 and 624 million units in 2011.  The estimated 2013 market shares are about 40-45% each for Seagate and Western Digital and 13-16% for Toshiba (May 2013 Digital Storage Technology Newsletter).


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We have the complete set of Peripheral Research hard disk drives, heads, media and other components market and technology reports from 1988 through 2004.  We also have a historical library of Peripheral Research and other Storage Reports and Newsletters concerning Solid State Drives, Tape, RAID Systems and other topics.  Please call 408-978-8184 for information on these reports.

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