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Data Storage Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Data Storage Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC J5922 | Jun 2016

Ahead in the cloud: Outsourcing data storage and cloud computing boost industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Data Storage Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 11-16
17.2%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment
2,521
Businesses
596
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Data storage service providers enable users to upload, download, back up and access their files and systems on servers managed by third parties. The industry has performed well over the past five years, primarily due to growing internet traffic, the increasing prominence of cloud computing and the outsourcing of data storage by many businesses. Cloud computing has reduced companies’ storage and computing costs, as capacity has been easily scaled up or down depending on demand. In contrast, firms that maintain their own servers in-house incur considerable capital expenditure and utilities costs. As a result, demand for outsourced data storage services has grown over the past five years. Over the five years through 2015-16, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 17.2%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry has a low level of market share concentration. Over the past five years, concentration has increased as firms have expanded their data centre footprint. In 2015-16, the industry's four largest players are expected to account for under 40% of revenue. Larger companies benefit from significantly reduced marginal costs, as cooling and security costs are shared across a greater number of servers. Additionally, the number of employees required to manage each server falls as the size of a data centre increases. These economies of scale favour larger industry companies, increasing the industry's market share concentration... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Data Storage Services Industry?

Companies in the industry mainly provide electronic information storage and retrieval services. The industry provides electronic information storage, such as cloud services, which enable third parties to upload, download, back up and access files and systems over the internet. The industry excludes web hosting services, which primarily provide access to information stored on the internet as a means to disseminate information.

Industry Products
Co-location storageCloud storageManaged storage
 
Industry Activities
Computer data physical storage and retrieval servicesElectronic information physical storage and retrieval servicesData centre operation and management


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