Storage Area Network (SAN) Market

Storage Area Network (SAN) Market: Asia Pacific Expected to Grow with the Highest CAGR over the Forecast Period: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2016-2026

  • 2017-01-04
  • REP-GB-802
  • 207 pages
Storage Area Network (SAN) Market

An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Storage Area Network San Market

This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Storage Area Network San market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Storage Area Network San market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.

Regional competition to heat up the global storage area network market in the next 10 years

The worldwide boom in IT has redefined many industries and built the base of many budding economies spread across the globe. IT based technologies such as SAN (storage area network) have immensely helped small and medium scale entrepreneurs. The inbuilt capabilities such as shared storage, centralised control and flexibility to share capacity between multiple hosts is creating a broader market acceptance of the product within the small and medium scale business entities present in the global market. The surged spending on ICT is probably going to buckle up the global storage area network market. An influx of funds has been injected into the ICT sector, mushrooming in some of the developing economies of the world such as Asia, MEA and Latin America. This factor is expected to play the role of a catalyst in the hike of the global storage area network market revenues.

Revenue growth of the global storage area network market is predicted to soar in the APEJ region. APEJ is estimated to register a robust Y-O-Y growth and expand at a CAGR of 4.8%. The major booming economies of the APEJ region such as India and China are fuelling the growth of the APEJ SAN market. India is expected to climb the ladder of growth and record a CAGR of 5.3% within the period of forecast. But the dragon economy of China is expected to dominate the market scene till the end of 2026. The APEJ region is an emerging contender in the global SAN market, backed by extensive investments done by public cloud service providers in order to improve their network infrastructure.    

North America will continue to maintain its lead within the period of assessment

The North America SAN market, which was valued close to US$ 5 Bn in 2015 will continue its growth lap till the end of 2026. North America will account for more than 30% revenue share of the global storage area network market. As the region is populated with cloud service providers and several big companies that provide seamless data services, the market for storage area networks is massively increasing in this part of the globe. One of the major economies of this region – the U.S – is anticipated to play a significant role in the development of this regional market.


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Market anatomy: Storage Area Network market (North America)

The key players of the global storage area network market such as CISCO extracted a lion’s share of revenue from the markets fragmented across the North America region. The North America region contributed more than 60% of their revenue in 2015. NetApp, Inc. another major shareholder in the global storage area network market fished out more than 50% of the revenue share from the North America market in 2015. The unparalleled importance of the North America region in the global market arena of storage area networks is soaring and as predicted North America will continue to rule the global storage area network market till the end of the forecast period. The hardware segment of the North America SAN market is expected to dominate the market till the end of 2026. At the same time the software segment is assessed to be the most attractive segment in terms of revenue within the North America region and it is predicted to record a CAGR of 4.0% by the end of the foreseen period. The conventional SAN segment will showcase better output in the North America region, but in terms of revenue the virtual SAN segment will attract more attention. The FibreChannel technology segment is likely to rule the North America SAN market along with the BFSI end user segment. In terms of revenue, the large enterprises and IT and telecommunication segments are expected to remain the most attractive within the period of forecast.

Future Market Insights showcases a detailed and market friendly analysis of the global storage area network market in a publication titled “Storage Area Network (SAN) Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026. In this report, we have studied the market behaviour and also tried to portray regional enhancements in the global storage area network market. In the in-depth analysis of the market, we have focussed on a gamut of market segments and judged their stability and potential in the competitive global climate. We have highlighted the greener patches in the market which will certainly help the stakeholders to understand and judge the growth potential of the global storage area network market. In this market insight, we have investigated the future of the global storage area network market. Our team of analysts has reviewed the market from 2016 till 2026 and it is an eye opener for the investors as it talks vividly about the drivers and restraints that are likely to define the performance of the global storage area network market. Our core team of analysts judged the market trends of the global storage area network market and also described how these trends will impact the future and the present of the market. As stakeholders play an important role in any market, we have also considered their international and domestic contribution. This has helped us understand their business strategies and also helped us take a deep-dive into the psyche of the global storage area network market.

Report description

Out report sketches a proper canvas of the global storage area network market. We measure the growth potential of the market within the stipulated time period starting from 2016. The report starts with an executive summary followed by assumptions, acronyms and research methodology. The overview, snapshot, value forecast and extensive segmentation is also an integral part of this report. The report summary provides a 360-degee view of the global storage area network market. In the market taxonomy we have dissected the market based on different segments. In the next few chapters of the report, we have discussed the main drivers likely to fuel market growth and also highlighted some key restraints that might overshadow the development of the global storage area network market within the period of assessment. The next section is entirely dedicated to providing a proper intercontinental landscape of the global storage area network market. The last section of the report talks about the market analogy and also focusses on the present market share and contribution of key shareholders and reveals their future market investment plans.

Global storage area network market segmentation

By Component

By SAN Type

By Technology

By End User

By Verticals

By Region

  • Software

  • Hardware

  • Service

    • Consulting

    • System Integration

    • Support & Maintenance


  • Virtual SAN

  • Conventional SAN


  • FibreChannel (FC)

  • FibreChannel Over Ethernet (FCOE)

  • InfiniBand

  • iSCSI Protocol


  • SMEs

  • Large Enterprises


  • BFSI

  • Retail and e-Commerce

  • IT and Telecommunication

  • Energy and Utility

  • Government Offices and Education

  • Aerospace and Defence

  • Healthcare

  • Manufacturing

  • Others (Transportation and Logistics)

  • North America

  • Latin America

  • Eastern Europe

  • Western Europe

  • Asia Pacific Excluding Japan

  • Japan

  • Middle East & Africa

Our research methodology

Future Market Insights’ research methodology is based on forecasts that highlight global as well as regional trends in the economy, technology and population along with company, product, country and demography specific trends. These trends are scrutinised minutely and factors underlying these trends are also detected. The factors to derive global market numbers include economic, technological, parent market (enterprise storage market) revenue, IT spending by various verticals for Storage Area Network application and some behavioural and competitive factors that affect the SAN market directly or indirectly. Forecast models are developed in order to quantify the impact of each of these factors on industry spending. A forecast scenario for each causative factor is then created and the contribution of each factor on a prospective basis is identified.

Key metrics

Metrics curate the base of a report. In our report on the global storage area network market, we have wrapped up all the major metrics to provide an extended picture of the market. We have used extensive data to compare and contrast the performance of the market across geographies. As a research firm, we know that every market is volatile and the overall performance of any market is completely dependent on the unpredictable, evolving nature of the economy and region and a slew of other factors. In this report, we have estimated the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of the regional and global markets and also noted down the Y-O-Y spike of the global storage area network market to understand the right opportunities and the climate of the market.

We have taken a multi-dimensional approach to measuring the embryonic development of the regional markets. We have adopted BPS (Basis Point Share) analysis and accounted for the individual contribution of each segment in the global market. This detailed approach towards the market has helped us understand the significant trends likely to dominate the global storage area network market in the forthcoming years. Another notable feature of our report is an analysis of the revenue forecast of the global market in terms of absolute dollar opportunity. While this is usually overlooked when forecasting the market, we believe absolute dollar opportunity analysis is critical in assessing the level of opportunity that market providers can look to achieve and also to identify potential resources in the storage area network market. In this report, we have also dissected the market segments on the basis of their individual performance and growth graph. The market attractiveness index at the end is included to help key stakeholders identify the future and present market scope.

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