EMEA External Storage Market Continues to Decline in 4Q15 But All-Flash Adoption Soars

PRAGUE/ LONDON – April 1, 2016- The total EMEA external storage systems value fell 7.5% year over year to $2.08 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015 (4Q15), according to IDC’s EMEA Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker, 4Q15. For the full year 2015, the external storage systems value in EMEA fell 8.5% to just over $7 billion, from $7.66 billion in 2014. The traditional hard disk array (HDD) segment in the region continued its double-digit decline in 4Q15, falling 26.2% in user value to take the annual decline in the HDD segment in 2015 to 25.9% to $3.4 billion, from $4.6 billion in 2014. (TZ)

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