Worldwide Enterprise Storage Systems Market Shares, 1Q20: Global Enterprise and External Storage Markets Face Pandemic Headwinds During Year's First Quarter
This IDC study provides a brief overview of the worldwide enterprise storage systems market performance during CY 1Q20."The enterprise storage systems market faced headwinds in 1Q20 with the spread of the global pandemic, particularly toward the latter half of the quarter," said Greg Macatee, research analyst, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms, and Technologies. "ODM Direct and the all-flash array (AFA) segment of the external market fared comparatively well considering the broader dynamics of the enterprise storage market, but we expect for there still to be a challenging sales environment for the next few quarters. That said, we expect for there to be the most opportunity for ODM Direct suppliers as pockets of demand are anticipated to remain over the next few months as individuals and employees continue to leverage cloud-based collaboration tools and content delivery networks to ensure support for elevated levels of streaming entertainment consumption."