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Cloud Storage Market - Outlook (2014-18)
for SMB
explore@researchfox.com
+1-408-469-4380
+91-80-6134-1500
www.researchfox....
ResearchFox Consulting is an Indian market research
and consulting firm based in Bangalore. We strive to
provide our clien...
Table
of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. Report Description
1.2. Objective
1.3. Scope of the Research
1.4. Regions Covered
1...
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Introduction 01 4
1.  Introduction
1.1.  Report Description
1.2.  Objective
1. To understand the Cloud Storage market across the globe by ad...
Hybrid cloud deployment of cloud storage solutions are witnessing the highest growth rate
6. Backup cloud storage solution...
1.7.  Key Terminologies
1. Cloud Storage: Cloud storage is a service model in which data is maintained, managed and backed...
1.8.  List of Abbreviations
1. APJ: Asia Pacific including Japan
2. AWS: Amazon Web Services
3. BYOD: Bring Your Own Devic...
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Executive Summary 02 9
2.  Executive Summary
2.1.  Executive Overview
The notion of cloud storage was originally sowed in early 1960 but it was i...
addressed and the performance of applications has improved. Majority of the organizations are using cloud
storage as backu...
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Research and Forecasting 03 12
3.1.  Research Methodology
Base Year: 2013
Forecasting Period: 2014 - 2018
3.1.1.  Sampling
The leading suppliers of each ...
3.1.4.  Industry Information
It was essential to understand the current industry landscape, market dynamics, security ecos...
3.1.8.  Interview Process
As participants respond in the course of an interview, ResearchFox analysts are trained to move ...
3.2.  Forecasting Methodology
3.2.1.  Step-by-Step Methodology for Market Estimation and Forecasting
Market Estimation and...
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WHAT WE STAND FOR
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Data handling and its security has always been a cause of concern for enterprises considering proper optimization of storage facilities. Magnetic tape storage, invented during 1920s, was the first means of data storage in organizations. As the storage systems evolved magnetic drums, DRAM cells, floppy disks, CD ROMs, flash drives were user for data storage during the time period of 1930s to 1990s. The new millennium saw the disruption in the storage market with launch of SD cards, flash storage systems, holographic memory etc. With the advent of Cloud Computing, cloud storage gained traction and cloud backup solutions became the part of disaster recovery strategy in enterprises.The demand for storage has been increasing in organizations with the accumulation and digitization of data and the inability of traditional storage systems to meet the storage demands. Enterprises demand a scalable storage solution with low investments and least maintenance. Digital data has become complicated with digitization in every field. The drawback of traditional storage solutions are that it is not compatible with today's need and incur more cost in terms of storage solution. It would also require an organization to revamp the storage strategy as well as invest in technical personnel to implement and maintain the storage systems. Cloud storage gives easy access to enterprise data at reduced costs with a service model that manages the backup data remotely and makes it available to the user over a network.

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  1. 1. Cloud Storage Market - Outlook (2014-18) for SMB explore@researchfox.com +1-408-469-4380 +91-80-6134-1500 www.researchfox.com  1
  2. 2. ResearchFox Consulting is an Indian market research and consulting firm based in Bangalore. We strive to provide our clients with research data and reports which they can trust and analyze. Insights gleaned from our detailed and comprehensive research reports helps our clients stay ahead of trends. ResearchFox serves clients with services from data collection to analysis and reports. ResearchFox has extensive sector expertise and its consultants are abreast of global trends and issues across industries. Our areas of expertise include Manufacturing, IT, FMCG, Healthcare, Automotive, Government Sector and NGO, BFSI and Retail. Disclaimer : This report is furnished to the recipient for information purposes only. Each recipient should conduct their own investigation and analysis of any such information contained in this report. No recipient is entitled to rely on the work of ResearchFox Consulting Pvt.Ltd. contained in this report for any purpose. ResearchFox Consulting Pvt. Ltd. makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or completeness of such information and expressly disclaims any and all liabilities based on such information or on omissions therefrom. The recipient must not reproduce, disclose or distribute the information contained herein without the express prior written consent of ResearchFox Consulting Pvt.Ltd. Copyright © 2015. ResearchFox Consulting Private Limited  2
  3. 3. Table of Contents 1. Introduction 1.1. Report Description 1.2. Objective 1.3. Scope of the Research 1.4. Regions Covered 1.5. Key Takeaways 1.6. Key Stakeholders 1.7. Key Terminologies 1.8. List of Abbreviations 2. Executive Summary 2.1. Executive Overview 3. Research and Forecasting 3.1. Research Methodology 3.2. Forecasting Methodology 4. Industry Landscape 4.1. Market Size and Growth 4.2. Competitive Landscape 4.3. Market Share 4.4. Company Classification 4.5. Region Outlook 4.6. Market Metrics 4.7. Porter's Five Forces Model 4.8. Key Drivers Analysis 4.9. Key Constraints Analysis 4.10. Key Opportunities Identified 4.11. Key Challenges Identified 5. Market Segmentation 5.1. End User     5.1.1. SMB     5.1.1.1.   Market Size and Forecasting  3
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  5. 5. 1.  Introduction 1.1.  Report Description 1.2.  Objective 1. To understand the Cloud Storage market across the globe by addressing the challenges faced by the industry with regards to the adoption of cloud storage. 2.To estimate the size of present global Cloud Storage market and its forecast. 1.3.  Scope of the Research Scope of the research was limited to understanding the market share across segments. Key drivers, constraints and challenges along with their impact on various business functions in both short term and long term were addressed. 1. End User Verticals 2. Solution Deployment types 3. Solution types 4. Regions based segmentation and their forecast 1.4.  Regions Covered 1. North America (USA, Canada and Mexico) 2. South America (Brazil, Argentina) 3. Europe (UK, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands) 4. APJ (China, India, Japan, Australia & other Pacific countries) 5. Rest of the World (Middle East & Africa, Russia & other countries) 1.5.  Key Takeaways The research conducted to understand Cloud Storage markets in different regions of the globe have revealed some valuable insights. Some of the key take away points involve: 1. Big Data and Mobility will drive the cloud storage market. 2. SMBs are showing a rise in demand or cloud storage solutions. 3. North America has the highest market share for cloud storage solutions followed by Europe & APJ. 4. Enterprises dominate the cloud storage market revenues while SMBs have the highest growth rate. 5.  5
  6. 6. Hybrid cloud deployment of cloud storage solutions are witnessing the highest growth rate 6. Backup cloud storage solution is leading the market in terms of revenue while solutions in Cloud Gateway and Data Access & movement are growing at a faster pace. 7. Financial Services, Manufacturing, IT & Telecommunication verticals use cloud storage extensively. 8. North America is leading the cloud storage market followed by Europe & APJ. 1.6.  Key Stakeholders As a business owner or stakeholder, one needs to pay attention to clues on what is going to happen in themarket, in order to stay ahead in the league. While it is good to participate with the own clan to understand the current market better and to mature sales performance in existing markets, a smart stakeholderwill always seek information on its market and competition. The major beneficiaries of these reports are Cloud Storage vendors, Cloud Storage end users, Cloud Storage service providers. This comprehensive report allows companies to alleviate risk, recognize new opportunities and initiateeffective strategies for growth.  6
  7. 7. 1.7.  Key Terminologies 1. Cloud Storage: Cloud storage is a service model in which data is maintained, managed and backed up remotely and made available to users over a network. 2. Public cloud: The cloud infrastructure is provisioned for open use by the general public. It may be owned, managed, and operated by a business, academic, or government organization, or some combination of them. It exists on the premises of the cloud provider. 3. Private cloud: The cloud infrastructure is provisioned for exclusive use by a single organization comprising multiple consumers (e.g., business units). It may be owned, managed, and operated by the organization, a third party, or some combination of them, and it may exist on or off premises. 4. Hybrid cloud: The cloud infrastructure is a composition of two or more distinct cloud infrastructures (private, community, or public) that remain unique entities, but are bound together by standardized or proprietary technology that enables data and application portability (e.g., cloud bursting for load balancing between clouds). 5. Big Data: Big data describes any voluminous amount of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data that has the potential to be mined for information. 6. Mobility: Mobility describes the usage of mobile devices and cloud services by employees to perform business tasks from anywhere at any time. 7. Vendor Lock-In: Vendor lock-in is a situation in which a customer using a product or service cannot easily transition to a competitor's product or service. 8. SMB: Companies with an employee size between 10 & 100 9. Mid-Size: Companies with an employee size between 101 & 500 10. Enterprise: Companies with an employee headcount above 500 11. North America: North America includes the countries - USA (United States of America), Canada and Mexico 12. Europe: Europe includes countries - UK (United Kingdom), France, Italy, Germany, Spain etc. 13. South America: South America includes Brazil and Argentina 14. APJ: Asia Pacific including Japan covers the countries - India, China, Japan, Philippines, and Australia. 15. Rest of World: Rest of World includes South Africa, Middle East Asia - UAE (United Arab Emirates), Saudi Arabia etc.  7
  8. 8. 1.8.  List of Abbreviations 1. APJ: Asia Pacific including Japan 2. AWS: Amazon Web Services 3. BYOD: Bring Your Own Device 4. CAGR: Compounded Annual Growth Rate 5. GDP: Gross Domestic Product 6. SMB: Small and Medium Business 7. SME: Subject Matter Experts 8. UK: United Kingdom 9. USA: United States of America 10. USD: United States Dollar  8
  9. 9. dfgfd dfgfdh dfgfh dfhgf Executive Summary 02 9
  10. 10. 2.  Executive Summary 2.1.  Executive Overview The notion of cloud storage was originally sowed in early 1960 but it was introduced in 2006 by Amazon Web Services. The means of storing data in an enterprise have changed over the last few decades. The evolution of storage systems in organizations across the world has happened owing to intensifying corporate digital data and their stipulate for more storage at low cost with least maintenance. With more and more digitization taking place in every industry, the thirst for data storage is rising, which cannot be sufficed by traditional means of storage thereby giving birth to cloud storage. It not only provides storage but also provides data backup which can be retrieved as and when required. Over the past few years cloud storage has seen a tremendous growth across the globe. Storage solution vendors have seen a potential market for cloud storage because of which new vendors had entered the market recently. Increased competition has compelled major vendors to lower their prices thereby raising the entry barriers for newcomers. The factors that drive adoption of cloud storage are the technologies like big data, mobility in enterprises, digitization in almost every sector and the increasing demand for storage at lower cost from the SMBs. Constraints like data ownership, bandwidth limitation and location of data server which restrict organizations in adopting cloud storage. The biggest challenge for cloud storage is vendor lock-in and security concerns from the end user side. Vendor lock-in restricts an organization from switching its vendor and an absence of established protocols to switching vendors has resulted in vendors making their own set of rules for switching and data transfer. Another challenge is the security of data as location of data storage is not known to the customers adding to the anxiety of losing critical data. The challenges of cloud storage can be overcome by the advantages of adopting it which includes unlimited capacity, scalability of storage space without affecting the performance of the organization, fast access of data from anywhere any time. Presently, most of the enterprises have already adopted cloud storage because of the low cost associated with it. The trend is now shifting towards mid-size and small companies. Enterprise level companies prefer private cloud deployment of cloud storage solutions because of security reasons. Enterprises are adopting hybrid cloud storage which has advantages of both public and private cloud deployments. Cloud storage adoption is growing among SMBs because of the cost benefits. Cloud storage makes it easier for the SMBs owners and managers, who prefer an easy access to their data at low costs. SMBs on the demand side are expected to generate good revenue in terms of volume to service providers thereby having a high impact on cloud storage market. SMBs across the globe are expected to grow in cloud storage adoption. Cloud storage is adopted across industry verticals because of the advantages associated with it. Financial services, IT and telecom are adopting cloud storage extensively along with retail and manufacturing. Among the cloud storage solutions, companies are hesitating to adopt the primary cloud storage solution due to latency issues. With the introduction of cloud storage gateway, the latency issues have been  10
  11. 11. addressed and the performance of applications has improved. Majority of the organizations are using cloud storage as backup solution, which helps them in not only storing data but also provides disaster recovery options. Gradually the awareness among organizations is increasing on the advantages of deploying cloud storage solutions. It has been analyzed that the cloud storage market has huge demand in regions like APJ and Europe, but the major concern is the location of database server and the ownership of data. In order to overcome this concern, major cloud storage vendors are implementing database servers globally, so that they the client data are stored and data leakage beyond the geographies is overcome. The worldwide market for cloud storage is USD $9.6 Billion in 2013 and is expected to grow at an impressive rate over the next 3-5 years. Global Cloud storage Market is segmented on the basis of solutions, geographies, verticals, deployment mode, and end users. The market by solutions is further split into primary storage, backup storage, cloud storage gateway and data movement and access solution. The market by deployment model is split into private, public and hybrid cloud deployments. The geographies studied include North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific & Japan and Rest of World which includes Middle East & Africa.  11
  12. 12. dfgfd dfgfdh dfgfh dfhgf Research and Forecasting 03 12
  13. 13. 3.1.  Research Methodology Base Year: 2013 Forecasting Period: 2014 - 2018 3.1.1.  Sampling The leading suppliers of each end-user product categories that were chosen to provide a larger representative sample. Purposive unit sampling was adopted for every service segment such as verticals, regions, end-users and others. This was resorted to, in order to elicit the appropriate inputs with regard to the qualitative growth aspects of the market. 3.1.2.  Secondary Research The research methodology that was carried out was desk research through various journals, association reports, and in house database to build a knowledge base on various market service segments, product categories and industry trends. Various fact based data was analyzed. Some of the sources included: a. ResearchFox Knowledge Base: Previous data on the market has been put through a rigorous and comprehensive analysis to analyze the current state. b. Desk Research: Industry reports, annual reports, press releases, webinars, journals and publication, independent rating agencies and government statistics. 3.1.3.  Primary Research Primary interviews were conducted among various stakeholders: Product and service companies Members of associations and alliances Subject Matter Experts and Evangelists Consultants and Strategists  13
  14. 14. 3.1.4.  Industry Information It was essential to understand the current industry landscape, market dynamics, security ecosystem and competitor metrics. To estimate the global market, Chief Experience Officers (CXOs), Marketing Heads, Sales Managers and product stakeholders were interviewed. 3.1.5.  Technical Information In addition to the interviews with leading participants for industry-related information, ResearchFox conducted interviews with Research and Development (R&D) and Design and Development teams to understand the current usage of the products by service type and also to find out the emerging trends. Finally, interviews with suppliers were conducted to cross check the validity of information and also to understand the emerging trends in the end-user segment. The detailed methodology for primary research is outlined below. 3.1.6.  Primary Interview Questionnaire Design ResearchFox developed a detailed questionnaire, which was used by the analysts as a guide for their discussions. This process ensured the collection of all necessary data. The questionnaire was designed to elicit unbiased industry level data (market size, production, sales, and others), that had check points (questions such as company level information and their position in the industry acted as check points) to ensure accuracy of the data. The questionnaire included the following sections: 1. Industry level information 2. Characteristics and Dynamics 3. Company-specific information 4. Market segmentation data 3.1.7.  Interview Questionnaire Test and Validation Following the design of the questionnaire, ResearchFox carried out some initial interviews to verify that the appropriate market and technology data was generated. After the final design of the questionnaire, ResearchFox began full scale primary research. Specific companies targeted for primary research interviews were selected based upon market participation. Higher was the entity's profile, more attractive was the entity.  14
  15. 15. 3.1.8.  Interview Process As participants respond in the course of an interview, ResearchFox analysts are trained to move from lower priority and/ or sensitive topics to increasingly key and/or sensitive topics in response to the interviewee's behavior. This responsive and reflective interview process, combined with the analysts' ability to discuss the industry and technical issues in an open and sharing environment, allows ResearchFox to probe for key data, operations, and competitive information. Multiple contacts within a single organization and with an individual are often planned and/or staged in order to optimize and complete the information gathering process. 3.1.9.  Research Validation At a point, when 20 percent of the research interviews and/or data collection had been completed, ResearchFox consultants evaluated the preliminary findings to assure that up-to-date results are in line with project objectives. The analyst team analyzed the information from the interviews and information was validated through a combination of the following validation techniques: Cross checking with other primary data and previously developed in-house research Review of secondary information, such as trade journals, annual reports and industry directories  15
  16. 16. 3.2.  Forecasting Methodology 3.2.1.  Step-by-Step Methodology for Market Estimation and Forecasting Market Estimation and Forecast Methodology, 2014 Step Method 1 Understand the market mechanism for the market through structured, systematic and theoretically established norms of analyzing, designing, introducing and quality assurance of the market estimation 2 Measuring the various market drivers, constraints, opportunities and challenges at regular intervals of time 3 Integrate expert-opinion of discussions in consultation with the ResearchFox Analyst team 4 Market estimation and forecast calculation 5 Delphi method and Causal Analysis used as and when required 6 Rigorous quality check with heads of Research Team, Subject Matter Experts and Consultants before final publication Source: ResearchFox Significance and Importance of the Market Forecast, 2014 Sr. No. Significance and Importance 1 Helps revisit on the company's R&D investments 2 Keeps the Sales and Marketing team posted on the market prospects 3 Strategize investment and expansion plans 4 Improve business planning 5 Helps create business aims and set sales figures within the company 6 Aware of the current market competition 7 Support plans for Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Source: ResearchFox  16
  17. 17. About ResearchFox WHAT WE STAND FOR We strive towards helping our customers take informed decisions by providing different perspectives for business. We don't believe in flashing LOGOs but are proud to mention that we have been helping all sizes of businesses since our inception. We are glad to have contributed in our own little way towards making a business successful. Whether you are a start-up or a large enterprise, we assure equal treatment to all, after all "Customer is King"! THE TEAM We are a bunch of 25 people with handful of grey hair between us. Our humble experience of around 75 man years in market research and business consulting has led us to believe that this industry is ripe for disruption. With the advent of enterprise consumerization and rapid digitization across industries, days are numbered for traditional business models of market research and consulting services. We make all efforts to bring different (fresh) perspectives to Market, Competition, and Growth of your business. Contact Us: Suggest a Report Topic: Report topics are approved based on number of users with the same suggestion and users are notified when the topic is approved. If you prefer to customize a report, or would like to get your report done exclusively in less than a months time! Bangalore # 4 & 5, 1st & 2nd Floor, 1st Cross, Krishna Reddy Colony, Domlur Layout, Bangalore 560 071, India Phone: +91-80-61-341500 Email: explore@researchfox.com Hyderabad # 104 & 105, 1st Floor, Bhuvana Towers, CMR Building, Sarojini Devi Road, Secunderabad 500 003, India Phone: +91-40-49-084455 Email: explore@researchfox.com Pune 6th Floor Pentagon P-2, Magarpatta City, Hadapsar, Pune 411 028, India Phone: +91-20-6500-6541 Email: explore@researchfox.com Philippines L29 Joy Nostalg Centre, 17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Manila, Philippines - 1600 Email: explore@researchfox.com The information contained here in is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Although we endeavor to provide accurate and timely information, there can be no guarantee that such information is accurate as of the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future. No one should act on such information without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the particular situation.  34

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