Flash drives have growing chunk of external storage market in India

02nd October 2021
Flash drives have  growing  chunk of external storage market in India
DELl-EMC all-Flash enterprise storage

October 2 , 2021: IDC in its  worldwide tracker for enterprise storage systems for the second quarter of 2021 has reported a year-on-year growth of 14.8% in the India market.
The quarter witnessed storage spending from the government, and manufacturing verticals, while observing  a sharp decline in contribution from BFSI, professional services, and telecommunications verticals during the same period.
The adoption of All-Flash Arrays (AFA) is evident, contributing 34.4% to the overall external storage systems market in Q2 2021. The emergence of NVMe flash media would further drive the AFA market due to better cost vs performance ratio across verticals. HDD arrays saw a strong growth in Q2 2021 due to uptake of backup appliance for data protection needs.
Entry-level storage systems grew by 65.4% YoY due to increased investments from banking, government, professional services, and manufacturing organizations in Q2 2021. The high-end storage segment witnessed a YoY decline; however, IDC expects uptake of this storage segment in the next couple of quarters.
Says Dileep Nadimpalli, Senior Research Manager, Enterprise Infrastructure, IDC India:“Enterprises are forced to change their existing IT architectures to be adaptive and efficient while securing the workloads. Additionally, workloads are getting distributed to the edge, which is even more complicating things for organizations.  Enterprises are looking for an infrastructure platform which offers complete end-to-end data services  along with built-in security features.”
Major Vendors 
Dell Technologies continued to be the market leader in the external storage systems market with a 26.7% market share by vendor revenue, followed by HPE and NetApp in Q2 2021. Hitachi and IBM saw a YoY decline in Q2 2021. 
IDC India Forecast
The external storage systems market is expected to grow at a single-digit compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) for the 2020 – 2025 period. Furthermore, the external storage systems spending is expected to grow YoY significantly in 2H 2021 due to large data localization projects in BFSI segment and large government deals.