According to the results of the first three months of 2021, the Russian market of external storage systems amounted to slightly more than $ 100 million, which is 62.4% less than in the previous quarter. The volume reduction was 44.1% compared to the same period last year. The Russian company, which previously topped the rating of external storage suppliers in monetary terms, left the top three.
The Russian market of external data storage systems at the end of the first quarter of 2021 amounted to $ 103.21 million, which is 62.4% less than $ 165.28 million at the end of the last quarter of 2020. This was reported to CNews by the research company International Data Corporation (IDC ) citing quarterly data from EMEA Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker.
Compared to the same period last year, the Russian storage market in monetary terms showed slightly negative dynamics ($ 99.64 million in the first quarter of 2020). Comparable results of the supply of external storage systems to Russia were in the II quarter of 2020, then sales amounted to $ 103.64 million.
The reasons why there was such a sharp decrease in the volume of supplies of external storage systems, IDC does not name. In capacitive terms, the drop in supply volumes relative to the first quarter of 2020 amounted to a significant 44.1%.
Earlier, IDC also reported that, according to the results of the entire 2020, the supply of external storage systems to the Russian market amounted to $ 564.30 million, demonstrating neutral dynamics relative to the indicators of 2019.
Permutations in the top three
At the end of the first quarter of 2021, in the Russian external storage market in monetary terms, Huawei became the leader with a market share of 22.3%, followed by Hitachi and Dell Technologies with shares of 15.4% and 14.5%, respectively. The Russian company YADRO, which was previously the leader in this segment, dropped out of the top three.
YADRO dropped out of the top three external storage market leaders in monetary terms
For comparison: three months earlier – in the IV quarter of 2020, the leader of the Russian market of external storage systems in monetary terms was the domestic company YADRO with 22.5% of the market share. It was followed by Huawei and Dell Technologies with 18.1% and 16.4% shares, respectively.
In terms of the volume of capacities supplied, according to the results of the first quarter of 2021, the five leaders were distributed as follows: Hitachi took the first place, followed by Dell Technologies. YADRO, which was the leader in terms of storage volumes shipped in the previous quarter, ranked third, followed by NetApp and Huawei.
Prospects for the Russian external storage market
According to IDC analysts, the middle class systems at the end of the 1st quarter. 2021 formed the basis of the Russian market of external storage systems with a share of 77.6% in monetary terms. In the IV quarter of 2020, their share was only 49.7% in monetary terms.
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“Despite signs of slowing growth in the storage market, we can expect a pickup in demand from the enterprise segment. – said the manager of the corporate systems market research program, IDC in Russia and the CIS Mikhail Lebedev… “The share of flash-based storage systems confirms the demand for high-performance systems. The growth drivers are mid-range systems, which remain the target platform for new loads. “
According to IDC, the shares of external storage systems based on flash drives and hybrid systems in Russia in monetary terms amounted to 38.5% and 35.9%, respectively, in the first three months of 2021.
Earlier, CNews spoke about the forecast of Meticulous Research analysts, according to which the world market of next-generation data storage systems – such as DAS, NAS, SAN, will reach $ 56.7 billion by 2027 with an average annual growth rate of 10.1%. According to analysts, the development of the segment is significantly influenced by the explosive growth of digital data caused by the rapid increase in the popularity of the Internet of Things, the ubiquity of portable consumer electronics, the penetration of cloud technologies into all areas of business and daily activities. In addition, advances in the development and diffusion of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are driving global data growth.
Earlier, CNews also announced the forecast of analysts at ResearchAndMarkets, according to which the global cloud storage market will grow from $ 50.1 billion in 2020 to $ 137.3 billion in 2025. The average annual growth rate during this period will be 22.3%.