"The latest quarterly storage systems tracker from industry analyst IDC revealed that hyperconverged uptake did not dent SAN and filer sales, although overall revenue for the sector saw a decent uptick.
The number-cruncher's Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker for the fourth quarter of 2018 showed that total storage revenues grew 7.4 per cent annually to $14.5bn.
Capacity, however, only grew 1.7 per cent to 92.5EB. Hyperscalers bought less, it appears, as indicated by Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) direct sales falling back by 1.5 per cent to $2.72bn..."
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