June 18, 2007 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Few things in the world exhibit such perfect elasticity of price and demand as the appetite that corporations have had over the past 50 years for disk storage. As disk technology has progressed and the cost of a unit of capacity has come down dramatically, this has fueled an even larger demand for capacity. This has remained so in the first quarter of 2007, according to statistics compiled by IDC.
Sales worldwide of external disk arrays rose by 5.9 percent in the first quarter to $4.3 billion. Total disk array sales, which includes internal arrays that are popular for