Market Insight- Global Flash-based Array Market 2017-2027

Market Overview

Flash-based array refers to a repository, drive, and system, which facilitates storage of information/data on conventional disk memory devices as well as flash for a long period of time. There are two types of products in flash-based array namely hybrid flash array and all-flash array. All-flash array (AFA) is a network-based storage system that utilizes flash media to fulfill the requirements of performance and capacity of data delivery and storage. AFA is developed flash-based and SSD-based architecture. Furthermore, hybrid flash array (HFA) is external storage that utilizes HDDs and SDDs to fulfill the requirements of performance and capacity. HFA incorporates flash memory and spinning disk to provide cost effective storage systems.

The global flash-based array market was valued for US$ 27,888.8 Mn in 2019.

Market Dynamics- Driver

  1. Ability to provide high-end performance is expected to drive growth of the global flash-based array market during the forecast period

High performance capabilities are one of the major reason for boosting the adoption of flash-based array. Hybrid flash-based array and all-flash array are developed with SSD technology, enabling them with relatively higher speed data mobility as compare to conventional storage devices such as HDD. Furthermore, HDD causes unavoidable overhead cost of scanning disk. In fact, the fastest 15 RPM HDD may not be able to survive with high-traffic environments since it would need extra RAM, disk, and caching to function properly in high-traffic environments. This, in turn, increases overall hardware costs. Since SSD has no physical tracks or sectors and thus has no physical seek limits, it facilitates faster storage and accessibility of data than HDD and also offers high performance capabilities for enterprise data storage. According to NetApp’s input/output operations per second (IOPS) comparative study, HDD delivers 40–180 IOPS (Input output per second) and SSD offers 1000 IOPS. This vast performance difference between HDD and SSD is a major factor driving growth of the global flash-based array market.

  1. Capability flash array of high performance transactional workloads is expected to propel the global flash-based array market growth over the forecast period

High performance transactional workloads across various sectors such as financial, e-Commerce, government sectors, and travel industry need high transaction rates with low response times for day-to-day business transactions. The conventional storage system fails to fulfill these requirements and thus, these industries are gradually shifting towards flash array storage systems for their critical business applications. For instance, NetApp EF-Series all flash arrays have been installed by Universal-Investment, which is a Germany-based investment company. After installation, the company has witnessed 100% performance improvement and has been enabled to deliver reliable financial services to customers.

North America region dominated the global flash-based array market in 2019, accounting for 34.3% share in terms of value, followed by Europe, and Asia Pacific respectively

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Market Dynamics- Restraints

  1. High upfront cost of flash array is expected to restrain growth of the global flash-based array market during the forecast period

Upfront cost of all-flash array is higher than cost of traditional storage systems. Initially, the enterprises need to invest a minimum of US$ 200,000 or more for installation. However, this is not suitable for small and medium-sized enterprises due to stringent budget constraints. This leads into small- and medium-sized organizations adopting traditional storage system, which in turn, is expected to restrain the global flash-based array market over the forecast period.

  1. Incompatible with all types of workloads are expected to hinder the global flash-based array market growth over the forecast period

Hybrid flash-based array is not compatible with all workloads, as it fails to provide low latency. Hybrid arrays offer better performance and do not result in lag time for customers because the algorithms used for hybrid arrays are different for HDD and SSD, and this creates latency issue in data delivery. Moreover, efficacy level changes whenever application load change to additional data is stored to disc. Hybrid flash arrays are suitable for some workloads, while other workloads require traditional storage systems, which in turn, are expected to hamper the global flash-based array market over the forecast period.

Market Opportunity

  1. Growing requirement for real-time data processing is expected to pose lucrative business opportunity

Increasing incorporation of cloud-computing, Internet of Things, machine learning, artificial intelligence, mobile devices, and cognitive systems are increasing the demand for real-time data processing, in order to deliver efficient services anytime and anywhere in the shortest time possible. Hence, this growing demand for real-time data processing is expected to present lucrative business opportunities in the near future.

  1. Growing demand for innovative flash solutions for unstructured data and big data is expected to provide major growth opportunity in the near future  

Increasing penetration of big data and unstructured data has increased the demand for novel storage systems to store data for extended period of time. According to Coherent Market Insight’s analysis, unstructured data and big data volumes are expected exhibit a 44% CAGR in the near future. Furthermore, requirement of competent storage systems for big data and unstructured data is providing lucrative business opportunities. For instance, in March 2016, Pure Storage introduced Flashblade Array to target unstructured and big data, file-access workloads, where other vendors are yet to offer such solutions.

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Global flash-based array market, by storage capacity segment, between 500 TB to 1 PB sub-segment was accounted for 25.8% market share in 2019 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 17.5% between 2019 and 2027.

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Market Trends

  1. Established storage system vendors are gaining significant traction in the market

The flash array start-ups started gaining significant traction initially, owing to introducing innovation of new products such as flash-based SSD, which is a non-movable drive that stores data on sold-state flash memory. Furthermore, start-ups delivered innovation in terms of technical development, which compelled established storage system vendors to include flash options in their storage products portfolio to sustain their propositions in the market.

  1. High competition in data storage market is a major trend in the market

The global flash-based array market is highly competitive where large storage system vendors such as Dell, HP, IBM, EMC, NetApp, and more are offering competitive solutions. This highly competitive environment is prompting continuously focus on ease of use, performance, reliability and scalability, prices, and global distribution channel. As a result, these vendors are introducing new features and offerings and reducing prices to sustain their position in the market.

Value Chain Analysis

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Competitive Section

Key companies operating in the global flash-based array market are Tintri, Inc., Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, IBM Corporation, Tegile Systems, Inc., Oracle Corporation, Kaminario Inc., Fujitsu Limited Pure Storage, Inc., Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., and NetApp, Inc.

Key Developments

  1. Key companies in the market are focused on product launch, in order to expand their product portfolio. For instance, in January 2017, Dell EMC introduced a framework called ProDeploy Client Suite, which has different service levels, training, and certification. It allows customer the flexibility to choose specific services according to their need.
  2. Major market players are involved in product launch, in order to gain competitive edge in the market. For instance, in July 2018, Tintri, Inc. introduced flash-based virtual workflow efficiency tool.

An all-flash array is a storage device that contains only flash memory drives, and it majorly based on high speed, electrically programmable memory. All-flash storage is also referred to as a solid-state array, and it offers speed, agility, and performance, for the business applications. Flash-based storage can also come in several forms, such as simple USB sticks, enterprise all-flash arrays. In addition, a hybrid flash array (HFA) is external storage that utilizes HDDs and SDDs to fulfill the requirements of performance and capacity.

Market Dynamics

Growing adoption of cloud computing, mobile devices, the internet of things, and machine learning are the need for real-time data processing, in order to deliver efficient services. The real-time data-processing needs a high performing data storage system, owing to which flash-based array are majorly getting adopted across the organizations for the data storage.

Market Taxonomy

On the basis of product type, the market is segmented into all-flash array, and hybrid flash array. On the basis of enterprise type, the market is segmented into large enterprises, and SME’s. On the basis of storage capacity market is segmented into less than 100 TB (less than 5 TB, and between 5 to 100 TB), between 100 to 500 TB, between 500 TB to 1pb, and more than 1 PB. On the basis of vertical the market is segmented into BFSI, healthcare, media and entertainment, it and telecommunication, retail, government, manufacturing, and other

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of Flash-based Array market size (US$ Million), and Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2019– 2027), considering 2018 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunity across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approvals, regional outlook, and competitive strategy adopted by leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the Global Flash-based Array Market systems based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, Dust control market capital, key developments, strategies, and future plans
  • Companies covered as part of this study include Tintri, Inc., Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, IBM Corporation, Tegile Systems, Inc., Oracle Corporation, Kaminario Inc., Fujitsu Limited Pure Storage, Inc., Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., and NetApp, Inc.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and management authorities of companies to make informed decision regarding future product launches, product upgrades, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The Global Flash-based Array Market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the Global Flash-based Array Market.

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Flash-based Array Market, By Product Type:
    • All-flash Array
    • Hybrid Flash Array
  • Global Flash-based Array Market, By Enterprise Type:
    • Large Enterprises
    • SMEs
  • Global Flash-based Array Market, By Storage Capacity:
    • Less than 100 TB
      • Less than 5 TB
      • Between 5 to 100 TB
    • Between 100 to 500 TB
    • Between 500 TB to 1PB
    • More than 1 PB
  • Global Flash-based Array Market, By End-use Vertical:
    • BFSI
    • Healthcare
    • Media and Entertainment
    • IT and Telecommunication
    • Retail
    • Government
    • Manufacturing
    • Others
  • Global Flash-based Array Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • By Size of Product Type:
        • All-flash Array
        • Hybrid Flash Array
      • By Enterprise Type:
        • Large Enterprises
        • SMEs
      • By Storage Capacity:
        • Less than 100 TB
          • Less than 5 TB
          • Between 5 to 100 TB
        • Between 100 to 500 TB
        • Between 500 TB to 1PB
        • More than 1 PB
      • By End-use Vertical:
        • BFSI
        • Healthcare
        • Media and Entertainment
        • IT and Telecommunication
        • Retail
        • Government
        • Manufacturing
        • Other
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • By Size of Product Type:
        • All-flash Array
        • Hybrid Flash Array
      • By Enterprise Type:
        • Large Enterprises
        • SMEs
      • By Storage Capacity:
        • Less than 100 TB
          • Less than 5 TB
          • Between 5 to 100 TB
        • Between 100 to 500 TB
        • Between 500 TB to 1PB
        • More than 1 PB
      • By End-use Vertical:
        • BFSI
        • Healthcare
        • Media and Entertainment
        • IT and Telecommunication
        • Retail
        • Government
        • Manufacturing
        • Other
      • By Country:
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Size of Product Type:
        • All-flash Array
        • Hybrid Flash Array
      • By Enterprise Type:
        • Large Enterprises
        • SMEs
      • By Storage Capacity:
        • Less than 100 TB
          • Less than 5 TB
          • Between 5 to 100 TB
        • Between 100 to 500 TB
        • Between 500 TB to 1PB
        • More than 1 PB
      • By End-use Vertical:
        • BFSI
        • Healthcare
        • Media and Entertainment
        • IT and Telecommunication
        • Retail
        • Government
        • Manufacturing
        • Other
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia & New Zealand
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • By Size of Product Type:
        • All-flash Array
        • Hybrid Flash Array
      • By Enterprise Type:
        • Large Enterprises
        • SMEs
      • By Storage Capacity:
        • Less than 100 TB
          • Less than 5 TB
          • Between 5 to 100 TB
        • Between 100 to 500 TB
        • Between 500 TB to 1PB
        • More than 1 PB
      • By End-use Vertical:
        • BFSI
        • Healthcare
        • Media and Entertainment
        • IT and Telecommunication
        • Retail
        • Government
        • Manufacturing
        • Other
      • By Country
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East & Africa
      • By Size of Product Type:
        • All-flash Array
        • Hybrid Flash Array
      • By Enterprise Type:
        • Large Enterprises
        • SMEs
      • By Storage Capacity:
        • Less than 100 TB
          • Less than 5 TB
          • Between 5 to 100 TB
        • Between 100 to 500 TB
        • Between 500 TB to 1PB
        • More than 1 PB
      • By End-use Vertical:
        • BFSI
        • Healthcare
        • Media and Entertainment
        • IT and Telecommunication
        • Retail
        • Government
        • Manufacturing
        • Other
      • By Country
        • GCC Countries
        • South Africa
        • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Tintri, Inc *
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments/ Updates
    • Hitachi Data Systems Corporation
    • IBM Corporation
    • Tegile Systems, Inc.
    • Oracle Corporation
    • Kaminario Inc.
    • Fujitsu Limited Pure Storage, Inc.
    • Dell EMC
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    • Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
    • NetApp, Inc.

 “*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objective and Assumption
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Product Type
      • Market Snippet, By Enterprise Type
      • Market Snippet, By Storage Capacity
      • Market Snippet, By End-use Vertical
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
      • Regulatory Scenario
      • Industry Trend
      • Merger and Acquisitions
      • New system Launch/Approvals
      • Value Chain Analysis
      • Porter’s Analysis
      • PEST Analysis
  4. Global Flash-based Array Market, By Product Type, 2017-2027  (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • All-flash Array
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Hybrid Flash Array
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
  5. Global Flash-based Array Market, By Enterprise Type, 2017-2027  (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • Large Enterprises
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • SME’s
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
  6. Global Flash-based Array Market, By Storage Capacity, 2017-2027  (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • Less than 100 TB
      • Less than 5 TB
        • Introduction
        • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
      • Between 5 to 100 TB
        • Introduction
        • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Between 100 to 500 TB
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Between 500 TB to 1PB
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • More than 1 PB
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
  7. Global Flash-based Array Market, By End-use Vertical, 2017-2027  (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • BFSI
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Healthcare
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Media and Entertainment
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • IT and Telecommunication
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Retail
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Government
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Manufacturing
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Other
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
  8. Global Flash-based Array Market, By Region, 2017-2027  (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2017 and 2027 (%)
    • North America
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Enterprise Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Storage Capacity, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End-use Vertical, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Enterprise Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Storage Capacity, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End-use Vertical, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Enterprise Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Storage Capacity, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End-use Vertical, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Enterprise Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Storage Capacity, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End-use Vertical, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • Brazil
        • Argentina
        • Mexico
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Enterprise Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Storage Capacity, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End-use Vertical, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • Israel
        • GCC Countries
        • South Africa
        • Rest of the Middle East and Africa
  9. Competitive Landscape
    • Company Profiles
      • Tintri, Inc
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Hitachi Data Systems Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • IBM Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Tegile Systems, Inc
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Oracle Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Kaminario Inc
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Fujitsu Limited Pure Storage, Inc
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Dell EMC.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • NetApp, Inc
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
  10. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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