IDC released their Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker.

What it says is double digit growth for storage systems…

What it means is the market is taking all of the capacity storage system manufacturers can throw at them. Maybe it’s pent up demand, or maybe it’s growth in high capacity low cost nearline drive based solutions. In IDC’s Worldwide Enterprise Storage Systems forecast for 2009-2013, IDC indicates the largest growth sectors on a percentage basis are lower cost solutions (sub $5,000), and those factors having the highest impact on the market include:

Not surprising that the nearline market continue to explode as more data is generated and in need of infrequent use-based storage.

At what point does the process of the generation of data and content saturate the high performance storage businesses have in place today? Server and storage manufacturers keep asking for bigger, faster, lower power mission critical drives like the Savvio 10K. With capacities reaching 600GB and transfer rates approaching 200MB/s, these drives are positioned to be the saving grace for such saturation.

Everyone agrees that nearline drives are the answer to how we handle explosive data growth. My questions is:  at what point will we be saying we cannot create the data fast enough?

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