This IDC study draws on the results of IDC's European Vertical Markets Survey, which was carried out in April-July 2011 among 2,044 organizations with more than 20 employees operating in the five largest Western European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K.). This study analyzes the findings regarding current deployment and short-term investment plans for storage solutions across vertical markets and company sizes, with a focus on storage area network and network-attached storage. Results are presented for total Western Europe, aggregated into the following nine vertical markets: financial services, discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, retail/wholesale, telecom/media, utilities/oil and gas, business services/transport, government/education, and healthcare. Furthermore, results are given for the following five size classes: companies with 20-99, 100-249, 250-499, 500-999, and 1,000+ employees.
"Adoption of networked-storage solutions has been rising constantly over the past few years across all vertical and company size segments, although both SAN and NAS adoption remain higher in financial services, utilities/oil and gas, and telecom/media, and among larger organizations," said Serena Da Rold, program manager, IDC European Vertical Views.
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In This Study
Storage Area Network
Table: Western Europe Current Adoption of Storage Solutions, 2012 (%)
Table: Western Europe Investment Plans in Storage Solutions, 2012 (%)
Table: Western Europe Spending Plans for Storage Solutions, 2012 (%)
Figure: Western Europe Current Adoption of Storage Solutions
Figure: Western Europe Prioritization of Areas of IT focus to Support the Business in the Next 12 Months by Vertical Market
Figure: Western Europe Investment Plans in Storage Solutions
Figure: Western Europe Investment Plans for Storage Solutions
Figure: Western Europe Current Adoption of SAN
Figure: Western Europe Investment Plans for SAN
Figure: Western Europe Current Adoption of NAS
Figure: Western Europe Investment Plans for NAS
Investment Trends for Storage Solutions by Vertical Market: An IDC Survey published by IDC in September 28, 2012. This report consists of Pages: 19 and the price starts from US $ 7200.