All-Flash Array Market Research Report - Industry Forecast till 2027

All-Flash Array Market Research Report: By Storage Pattern (File, Object, Block), Flash Media (Custom Flash Module, Solid-State Drive), End User (BFSI, Healthcare, Media & Entertainment, Commercial Institute, Government, Others) Industry Forecast till 2027.

ID: MRFR/SEM/6185-HCR | February 2023 | Region: Global | 100 Pages         

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All-Flash Array Market Synopsis:

The all-flash array market is expected to grow from USD 5.78 billion in 2018 to USD 16.21 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 20.56%, during the forecast period. The All-Flash Array Storage systems are intensively utilized for features such as Block Storage, higher performance, easier accessibility, inbuilt RAID technology, and other advanced features which make the industries access their data more readily. The archived data were often used during the loss of data, otherwise remain unused, traditionally. The backed up data were also utilized for analyzing the performance of the industry which helps in developing the industry further.

The absence of motors, moving parts enables the storage system to operate at a very low electrical supply and thereby reduce the operational costs. The block storage technology helps the organization to access the data, modify them, save them in real-time easily without affecting the data stored for the client verification. Additionally, the data compression techniques and deduplication technique which helps in data storage optimization without disturbing the client operations. The deduplication process in the All-flash Array storage happens as an inline process that doesn’t affect the overall performance or the client operations. Also, the deduplication process runs as default and rewrites the date while the data is being written into the system. Such factors have increased the adoption rates in recent times.

COVID 19 Analysis:

The industries have been reducing their production rates due to COVID 19; similarly, they are also reducing their investments in various aspects such as reducing manpower, reducing the raw materials, stocks, and so on. The industries relying on data generation have reduced their investments regarding external storage. The work-from-home trends in several industries have increased the demand for cloud storage. Such factors have impacted the All-Flash Array market growth.

The manufacturers and suppliers of source materials and SSD suppliers are majorly from Wuhan. Since the region has been severely impacted by the COVID 19, there was a huge disruption in the manufacturing process.

Market Dynamics:

Market Drivers:

The increasing workloads of the organizations are considered as the primary driving factor for the overall growth of the All-Flash Array industry. The data storage optimization and thin provisioning of data and similar other features of the All-flash array storage solution are driving the All-flash Array market growth.

The increasing number of data centers in several countries, the increasing number of Oil and gas industries, increasing number of IT sectors in countries such as North America are driving the overall growth of the All-Flash Array industry. Recently, the US has announced its investment of USD 1928 million for the development of cloud security solutions. Such factors are the primary growth stimulating factors for the All-Flash Array industry.

Market Opportunities:

Block storage has been increasingly utilized in several industrial verticals, in databases, transactions, and other financial organizations, since they demand real-time data modification. The on-demand block allocation and other techniques deployed in the All-Flash array and other features are expected to present lucrative opportunities for the overall growth of the All-Flash Array industry.

The financial firms retail, commercial firms, and IT industries, are increasingly changing their infrastructure to please the customers or clients. Especially, the financial services are facing challenges while handling the changing scenarios and the requirement of higher service levels, and the requirement of serving a huge number of customers. Hence the requirement for the read and write processes has been increased in these verticals lately. Such factors have increased the All-Flash array market demand.

Market Restraints:

The issues related to the performance and drive failures that arise when the industry shifts from disk drives to All-Flash array storage are restraining the overall growth of the All-Flash Array market growth.

The costs involved in installing the All-flash array storage system require about USD 200,000 for the installation, the rising upfront costs are deterring small enterprises to adopt the storage systems. On the other hand, even after deploying the All-flash array storage system, they cannot be personalized for small and medium-sized organizations. Such factors are restraining the overall growth of the All-Flash array industry.

Market Challenges:

The up-gradation from the disks to All-flash array storage systems can create some challenges, since the code created based on the characteristics of the disks can create latencies, system wear, and other issues when they are run in the flash array.

Data managers and data scientists still face issues with the All-flash array storage systems because of the expensive to install and then the changing storage environment of the industry, changing objectives of the industry, financial budgets are all considered as the major challenges in deploying the All-flash Array storage systems.

Cumulative Growth Analysis:

The requirement for data computing and other data managing services is rapidly increasing all over the world. The All-Flash Array market value was at USD 5.78 billion in the year 2018 and is expected to surpass the market value of USD 16.21 billion by the year 2024 while registering a CAGR of 24.3%. The All-Flash Array market value is expected to rise at a fast pace due to the attractive features that significantly reduce operation costs and overall performance. The block allocation techniques have been upgraded with the aid of an All-flash array storage system, unlike the traditional block allocation. Traditionally, the blocks were assigned even before the data were generated assuming that they would require such capacity. The All-flash Array storage allocates the blocks based on demand thereby eliminating the white space and increasing the utilization rates. The utilization rates can go as low as 10% in the traditional block allocation methods, which affects the overall performance. 

Value Chain Analysis:

Speed and performance are the primary advantages of the All-flash Array storage. The flash media are physically smaller when compared with the hard drives, requiring lesser space in the rack count. On the other hand, the All-flash Array uses lesser power as they don’t require motors to spin. As there is no motor, there is a lesser requirement for the colling, and little electricity is required for its operation. Reduction in the usage of electricity cuts down the costs. 

Other attractive features of the All-flash array storage are considered as the primary driving factors for the All-flash Array market growth. For instance, the industries such as finance, commercial, retail generate data and require efficient storage and storage optimization to reduce the operation costs. The features of All-Flash Array storage include techniques such as data compression, and its two primary types namely Lossless compression and Lossy compression are deployed based on the requirement of the organization. 

Segment Overview:

Based on Industry:

  • Enterprise

  • Government

  • Cloud

  • Telecomm

Based on Storage Architecture/Access Pattern:

  • File

  • Object

  • Block

Based on Flash Media:

  • Custom Flash Module (CFM)

  • Solid-State Drive (SSD)

Regional Analysis:

Asia-pacific is expected to lead the market value in the forecast period. In recent years, Asia Pacific has increased the number of automated industries in different industry verticals including warehouses, textile industries, e-commerce, and so on. Such factors present lucrative opportunities for the all-flash array market growth. On the other hand, the rising number of data centers in Asia-pacific countries which require data computing, processing, and storing procedures also increases the overall growth of the All-flash array industry. The availability of the raw materials required for the production has also increased the All-flash array market growth in Asia-pacific countries. 

Especially India is focusing on developing their industrial sectors such as healthcare, insurance, telecommunications, and other industrial verticals are focused on improving their productivity. Attractive features of the All-flash array such as accelerated application performance which is at the rate of 20 times more than HDD technology increase the production activity in these industries. The customers can easily access data and the IT staff could easily focus on strategic business plans.

Competitive Landscape:

  • Dell Technologies (US)

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (US)

  • NetApp, Inc. (US)

  • Pure Storage (US)

  • IBM Corporation (US)

  • Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd (China)

  • Western Digital Corporation (US)

  • Hitachi, Ltd (Japan)

  • Kaminario (US)

  • Micron Technology, Inc. (US)

  • Oracle Corporation (US)

  • Cisco Systems, Inc. (US)

  • E8 Storage (US)

  • Violin Systems (US)

  • Fujitsu Ltd (Japan)

  • Vexata Inc. (US)

Recent Developments:

In the year 2018, the all-flash multi-cloud storage was launched by IBM which is integrated with the multi-cloud software. The company has recently announced its endeavor for creating the on-premises Flash systems and SAN volume controller with the cloud-based disaster recovery sites. The disaster recovery migration and cloud facilities are capable of functioning between the public clouds also.

The new development made by Huawei has been helping the financial industries by their updated all-flash storage systems. Huawei’s Oceanstor Dorado series is an AI-powered all-flash array is specially designed for the financial industries. The storage gives superior IOP speeds with the lowest latency. The system is capable of integrating different systems while accessing 400,000 IOPS per millisecond.

Report Overview:

This report has covered:

  • Market overview

  • COVID 19 Analysis

  • Market dynamics

  • Cumulative growth analysis

  • Value chain analysis

  • Segment overview

  • Regional analysis

  • Competitive landscape

  • Recent developments

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 16.21 Billion
  CAGR   20.56%
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Storage Pattern, Flash Media, End User
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Dell Technologies (US), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (US), NetApp, Inc. (US), Pure Storage (US), IBM Corporation (US), Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd (China), Western Digital Corporation (US), Hitachi, Ltd (Japan), Kaminario (US), Micron Technology, Inc. (US), Oracle Corporation (US), Cisco Systems, Inc. (US), E8 Storage (US), Violin Systems (US), Fujitsu Ltd (Japan), and Vexata Inc. (US)
  Key Market Opportunities   Advances in technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.
  Key Market Drivers

  • Increased flexibility, ease of installation, low maintenance, and compactness have increased its adoption.
  • Increasing demand for automation across different industry verticals

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    Western Digital Corporation (US), Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd (China), Hitachi, Ltd (Japan), Kaminario (US), Oracle Corporation (US), Micron Technology, Inc. (US) and Cisco Systems, Inc. (US) are the notable contenders in the market.

    A CAGR of 20.56% is expected to modernize the market in the coming years.

    The Asia Pacific region is transforming the market owing to the growing automation across diverse industry verticals.

    The segments in the market are storage patterns, flash media, end-user, and regions.

    The ease of low maintenance, installation, and compactness are estimated to create a favorable momentum in the market.