Executive Summary | Table of Contents | ORDER

1. Executive Summary

1.1. Market Trends and Challenges

1.1.1. Corporate Data Access Bottlenecks

1.1.2. Information sharing in heterogeneous environments

1.1.3. Sustaining productivity with scalability

1.2. Technology Trends

1.2.1. Data capacity, content and sizes

1.2.2. Databases capacity exploding

1.3. Market Segmentation

1.3.1. Market Segmentation by Applications

1.4. Market Forecast 1999-2003

1.4.1. Market Sizing and Growth by Major Market Segments

1.5. Vendor Positioning

1.5.1. Strategies,Targeted Markets, Products, Support

1.6. Competitive Positioning

1.6.1. Price/Performance

1.6.2. Support for Heterogeneous Environments/Applications

1.6.3. Investment Protection / Scalabaility / Futures

1.6.4. Reliability, availability, Serviceability / Fault Tolerance

1.6.5. Ease of configuration and Management

1.6.6. System / Network Management

1.7. Channels of Distribution

1.7.1. Direct, OEM, VAR/SI, Retail Channels

1.8. Futures

1.8.1. Five year outlook

2. Market DRIVERS & DYNAMICS

2.1. Challenges and Product Opportunities

2.1.1. Distributed Computing and Data Sharing Challenges

2.1.2. The information access problem

2.1.3. Direct Network Attached vs Host Attached Storage

2.1.4. Web based Centralized Enterprise Storage Management

2.2. Breaking the Query Response Time Jam

2.3. Network Attached Storage - Optimized for Distributed Computing

2.4. Transaction Performance in Network Attached Storage

2.5. Emerging Market Drivers - Implications for Servers and storage

2.5.1. Emerging Trends in Internet, Intranet and Extranets

2.5.2. Information Access Issues in Internet, Intranet and Extranets

2.5.3. Database/Warehousing/Datamining Trends & Issues

2.5.4. Emerging Rich Data types

2.5.5. Use profiles and customer requirements

2.5.6. Emergence of two major markets for Network Storage

2.5.7. Critical I/O issues

2.5.8. System Architectures

2.6. Network Connectivity Trends & Status

2.6.1. Networks ConnectivityTrends-Fast Ethernet/FIDDI/ATM/Fibre Channel/Gigabit Ethernet

2.6.2. Networking Challenges-Information Access

3. Market FORECAST 2006-2010

3.1. Market Segments by Applications

3.1.1. Market Segments by OS (S/390,AS/400,UNIX,NT,Netware, Proprietary)

3.1.2. Market Segments by System Size (Mainframe, Midrange,Unix & PCLAN Servers)

3.1.3. Market Segments by Applications (OLTP through Video-On-Demand)

3.1.4. Market Segments by File Systems (NFS, CIFS,HTTP)

3.2. NAS Market Demand Forecast - Revenues and Shipments 1999-2003

3.2.1. Market Size and Growth by Market Segments

3.2.2. Market Size and Growth by Applications

3.2.3. Market Size and Growth by Channel of Distribution

3.3. NAS Market Shares by Market Segments

4. MARKET REQUIREMENTS BY APPLICATIONS & ENVIRONMENT

4.1. Market Requirements: Data Warehousing

4.1.1. Requirements of Data warehousing Applications

4.1.2. Scalability

4.1.3. Performance

4.1.4. Storage Management

4.1.5. Tight Integration of Storage with File System

4.1.6. Data Warehouse Storage - Market Size & Growth

4.2. Market Requirements: Multimedia

4.2.1. Building The Virtual Enterprise

4.2.2. Supportive Multimedia

4.3. Market Requirements: Video

4.3.1. Scaleable I/O & Communications

4.3.2. Very High BW

4.3.3. Instant access to very large databases

4.3.4. High Availability System Design

4.3.5. Price Sensitivity

4.4. Market Requirements: Imaging

4.4.1. Imaging

4.4.2. Video

4.4.3. Application Requirements

4.5. Market Requirements: Clustering / SAN

4.5.1. Interconnect Technologies (VIA/SAN/SCI)

4.5.2. Database Scalability and Server Interconnect Requirements

4.5.3. Microsoft Wolfpack (MSCS)

4.5.4. Sun

4.5.5. DEC TruClusters

4.5.6. Tandem ServerNet

4.5.7. Compaq Clustering Solutions

4.5.8. NCR

4.5.9. Oracle

4.6. Market Requirements: System Management

4.6.1. Enterprise/Network Management Systems

5. TECHNOLOGY

5.1. File Systems (NFS/ SMB/ CIFS)

5.1.1. Local File System

5.1.2. Transitions from File System to Block to Sector

5.1.3. Remote File Systems

5.1.4. NFS versus SMB/CIFS

5.1.5. NFS v.3, NFS over TCP, TCP vs. UDP under NFS, Web NFS

5.1.6. Data/File Sharing by UNIX/NT clients using Native/Emulation modes

5.2. Enterprise Data Management - Storage/ Network/System

5.2.1. Volume/RAID/SAF-TE/Insight/HSM/SNMP-MIB/OpenView/WBEM

5.2.2. Removable Media Management

5.2.3. Security

5.3. Performance (Transaction vs. Streaming)

5.3.1. Data Characteristics (Block size, overheads, sequential/random)

5.3.2. Performance - LATTIS NFSOps vs. MB/Sec

5.4. Fault Tolerance

5.4.1. Levels of Fault Tolerance

5.4.2. Clustering (Heartbeat)

5.4.3. Need of clustered servers

5.4.4. Implementation Styles

5.4.5. I/O Implications

5.4.6. Transaction Integrity & Control (Transaction Tracking Systems)

5.5. Emerging Trends

5.5.1. Interfaces (I2O, Fibre Channel, SAF-TE etc.)

5.5.2. Network System Management (WBEM etc.)

5.6. Technology Requirement by Application

5.6.1. Transaction Processing

5.6.2. Intranet/Extranet

5.6.3. Data Warehousing

5.6.4. Internet

5.6.5. Scientific/Numeric IntensiveStreaming Multimedia/Media Servers

5.6.6. Video On Demand

5.6.7. Mixed Media Universal Servers (for Data, Audio, Video)

6. CHANNELS OF DISTRIBUTION

6.1. Major Channels of Distribution

6.1.1. Pricing Structure Direct & Indirect Channels (OEM, Distribution, VARS/SI, Retail)

6.1.2. Major Channel Players (System OEMs,Distributors, VARS, System Integrators, Retailers)

6.2. Vertical Markets - Channels of Distribution

6.2.1. Vertical Markets

7. COMPETITION

7.1. Basis of Competition

7.1.1. Price/Performance

7.1.2. Support for Heterogeneous Environments/Applications

7.1.3. Investment Protection / Futures

7.1.4. Reliability, availability, Serviceability / Fault Tolerance

7.1.5. Ease of configuration and Management

7.1.6. Performance

7.1.7. Performance Sensitivity to Number of Disk Drives

7.1.8. Fault Protection

7.1.9. Data BackUp

7.1.10. Network Management

7.2. Competitive Positioning

7.2.1. By Enterprise Environment Size - Mainframes/MidRange/LAN Servers

7.2.2. By Applications - Transaction/DataBase vs. Streaming/Video Markets

7.2.3. By Vendor Strengths & Weaknesses

7.3. Sun After-Market Segment players

7.4. Competitor Strategic Positioning, Profiles & Products

7.4.1. Andataco

7.4.2. Artecon

7.4.3. Auspex

7.4.4. BoxHill

7.4.5. Bull

7.4.6. Compaq

7.4.7. Dell

7.4.8. DG/Clariion

7.4.9. DEC

7.4.10. EMC

7.4.11. Fujitsu

7.4.12. HDS

7.4.13. HP

7.4.14. IBM

7.4.15. MTI

7.4.16. NCR

7.4.17. NEC

7.4.18. Network Appliance

7.4.19. Siemens Nixdorf

7.4.20. Sun

7.4.21. Symbios

7.4.22. Tandem

8. Research Methodology

8.1. Methodolgy

8.1.1. Primary and Secondary Data

8.1.2. Key Market Observations

8.2. Markets

8.2.1. Market Segmentation by Application, Operating Environment, Platform etc

8.2.2. Market Demand Forecast: 2000, Near Term 2002, LongTerm 2003+

8.2.3. Market Shares

8.3. Terms & Definitions

8.3.1. IMEX Terms and Definitions

8.4. References

8.4.1. Reference Materials

9. Appendices

9.1. RAID Systems

9.1.1. RAID - Groups and Levels

9.1.2. RAID - Architectures for Transaction & Video Applications

9.1.3. RAID - Market Segmentation by Application

9.2. Fault Tolerance - 24x7x365

9.2.1. Cost of Downtime

9.2.2. Levels of Redundancy

9.2.3. ROI and Payback Periods to achieve varous Fault Tolerant & Resistant Levels

9.3. File Systems - Standard and Embedded

9.4. Clustering

9.4.1. Clustering vs.Serial, SMP, MPP Server Architectures

9.4.2. Clustering Players Overview - Products and positioning

9.5. TCO


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