The global storage software market exhibited strong growth during 2015-2020. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to grow at a CAGR of around 9% during 2021-2026. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

Storage software refers to an application-based storage architecture that manages storage on a data center, private cloud or virtualization platform. It enables a user to monitor and manage existing data storage requirements and predict future needs. The software is majorly used for data protection and recovery, device management, storage replication and virtualization and archiving. It can automatically make necessary adjustments based on the capacity needs of the user and perform tasks, create new connections and operate hardware without needing the administrator’s intervention. In comparison to the traditionally used tools, such as network-attached (NAS) and storage area network (SAN) systems, SDS minimizes the software’s dependency on the proprietary hardware. Owing to this, it finds extensive applications across various industries, including telecommunications, information technology (IT), banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), manufacturing and retail.

The emerging trend of digitization, along with the increasing adoption of cloud-based storage software, is one of the key factors driving the growth of the market. With a rapid increase in the volume of digital data generated by the organizations, there is widespread adoption of storage software to manage unstructured and disorganized data. In line with this, the integration of automation across industries is also providing a boost to the market growth. Various technological advancements, such as the development of the Internet of Things (IoT), have enabled organizations to store their data on the cloud and access it remotely, which is also contributing to the market growth. Additionally, the advent of hyper-converged infrastructure technology is acting as another major growth-inducing factor. This technology runs storage, computational activities and networking systems in a virtualized environment for space optimization and optimal utilization of resources.

Breakup by Software Type:

Data Protection and Recovery
Storage and Device Management
Storage Replication
Storage Virtualization
Software Defined Storage
Storage Infrastructure

Breakup by Deployment Type:


Breakup by Organization Size:

Small and Medium Enterprises
Large Enterprises

Breakup by Vertical:

IT and Telecom

Breakup by Region:

North America
United States
Asia Pacific
South Korea
United Kingdom
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:

The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the market with some of the key players being CA Technologies (Broadcom Inc.), Citrix Systems Inc., EMC Corporation (Dell Technologies Inc.), FUJITSU (Furukawa Group), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Hitachi Vantara Corporation, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., International Business Machines Corporation, Netapp Inc., Oracle Corporation, Symantec (Broadcom Inc.), Western Digital Corporation, etc. Key Questions Answered in This Report:

How has the global storage software market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What are the key regional markets?
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global storage software market?
What is the breakup of the market based on the software type?
What is the breakup of the market based on the deployment type?
What is the breakup of the market based on the organization size?
What is the breakup of the market based on the vertical?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
What is the structure of the global storage software market and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the industry?