This IDC study provides a forecast for spending in the Canadian disk storage systems market through 2017. Reviewing the underlying technological and market forces that shape this environment, IDC provides guidance to storage system vendors to assist in targeting growth areas of the market and abating the effects of the current global economic situation. Total disk storage systems spend rose to C$756.8 million in Canada in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.5% through 2017.
"'Slow but steady' might have been coined to describe the Canadian enterprise storage system landscape. Seemingly limitless demand for capacity is tempered by storage efficiency technologies, lower per-terabyte storage costs, and an increase in the movement of low-end capacity to cloud. Storage vendors need to pick their battles, the technologies, and their partners to ensure not just revenue but profits." - Dave Pearson, research manager, Storage and Networking