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Japan High Availability Clustering Software 2007-2011
Forecast and 2006 Vendor Shares
Mitsuhiro Iriya
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This excerpt is taken from the IDC document, "Japan Virtualization and High
Availability Clustering Software 2007-2011 Forecast and 2006 Vendors Share (IDC
#JP322102Q, April 2008)", by Mitsuhiro Iriya, Research Analyst, Software, IDC Japan.
The following sections are included: IDC Opinion, Situation Overview of HA clustering
software market and NEC profile, Future Outlook, and Essential Guidance. Also
included are Table 5, Figure 7, Table 9, Table 10 and Figure 10.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Japan HA clustering software market posted a year-on-year increase of
19.8% to 13.433 billion yen in 2005. Following the economic recovery in 2005,
server unit shipments, in particular for x86 servers, increased significantly and
HA clustering software correspondingly also enjoyed strong growth. There were
also several large-scale contracts of several hundred units. In 2006, the market
grew by 11.0% against the previous year to 14.911 billion yen. While the market
appeared to be cooling down as compared to 2005, double-digit growth was
maintained and the implementation of Linux and Windows x86 servers continued.
In terms of vendors’ share, NEC had the largest share of 22.2%, with 3.315
billion yen in revenues. In second place was Fujitsu, with 3.086 billion yen in
revenue and 20.7% in market share. Toshiba Solutions had the third largest
market share of 19.6% with 2.916 billion yen in revenues. The top three
companies in this segment compete fiercely for market share.
IDC forecasts that the Japan HA clustering software market will grow by 15.8%
year-on-year to 17.266 billion yen in 2007, and will reach 30.68 billion yen by
2011, with a CAGR of 15.5% from 2006 to 2011.
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SITUATION OVERVIEW
Japan HA Clustering Software Market Trends
Japan HA Clustering Software Market Size
HA clustering software was originally meant to increase sales of proprietary hardware
systems by server vendor companies and was largely Unix-based and platformspecific. However, with the increase of the use of Windows and Linux for missioncritical systems, the demand for HA clustering software has also increased. Vendors
have begun to enhance their offerings for Windows and Linux, and to provide more
cost-effective and manageable products that can be easily implemented.
The Japan HA clustering software market posted a year-on-year increase of 19.8% to
13.433 billion yen in 2005. Following the economic recovery in 2005, server unit
shipments, in particular for x86 servers, increased significantly and HA clustering
software correspondingly also enjoyed strong growth. There were also several largescale contracts of several hundred units. In 2006, the market grew by 11.0% against
the previous year to 14.911 billion yen. While the market appeared to be cooling
down as compared to 2005, double-digit growth was maintained and the
implementation of Linux and Windows x86 servers continued.
Table 5 shows actual revenue figures by operating environment. The percentage
attributed to Unix systems dropped from 58.4% in 2004 to 52.2% in 2006 due to the
decrease in server unit shipments. However, Linux and Windows revenue figures
soared. In particular, Linux systems grew by 42.5% in 2005 due to large-scale
contracts and increased migration from Unix servers to Linux servers, to reach market
share of 24.6% in 2006.
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TABLE 5
Japan HA Clustering Software Revenue by Operating Environment, 2004-2006
2004
2005
2006
Revenue (Million Yen)
Unix
Linux and Other Open
Source
6,551
7,266
7,776
2,203
3,138
3,667
Windows 32 and 64
2,246
2,796
3,231
215
233
237
11,215
13,433
14,911
Others
Total
Growth Rate
Unix
Linux and Other Open
Source
-
10.9%
7.0%
-
42.5%
16.9%
Windows 32 and 64
-
24.5%
15.6%
Others
-
8.4%
1.7%
Total
-
19.8%
11.0%
Share
Unix
Linux and Other Open
Source
58.4%
54.1%
52.2%
19.6%
23.4%
24.6%
Windows 32 and 64
20.0%
20.8%
21.7%
1.9%
1.7%
1.6%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Others
Total
Source: IDC Japan, December 2007
Japan HA Clustering Software Vendor Trends
Figure 7 shows the Japan HA clustering software revenue by vendor. In 2006, NEC
gained the largest market share, 22.2% at 3.315 billion yen. NEC had managed to
grow its revenue by a large margin in 2005 when the company bagged several large
contracts involving several hundred Linux-based systems from the finance industry.
The company’s strength in top-ranked x86 servers as well as improved sales
channels through relationships with Linux distributors and partners, contributed to
increased demand for Linux. Furthermore, based on designated supplier lists from
system integrators, there has been increased adoption of proprietary servers systems,
especially from foreign vendors.
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FIGURE 7
Japan HA Clustering Software Revenue by Vendor, 2005 and
2006
2005
Others (13.8%)
NEC (21.0%)
SIOS Technology
(6.0%)
HP (7.1%)
Fujitsu (21.1%)
Symantec (11.6%)
Toshiba Solution
(19.4%)
Total = 13.433 Billion Yen
2006
Others (13.0%)
NEC (22.2%)
SIOS Technology
(5.8%)
HP (6.9%)
Symantec (11.8%)
Fujitsu (20.7%)
Toshiba Solution
(19.6%)
Total = 14.911 Billion Yen
Source: IDC Japan, December 2007
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Trends in Japan HA Clustering Software Market by Major Platform
In order to clearly show shipment trends for the respective operating environment,
revenues accruing from maintenance have been excluded. On the whole, the 2006
market grew by 8.3% against the previous year to reach 9.582 billion yen.
Comparatively, the growth in maintenance fees was very low as compared to the
overall growth for software revenue as a whole.
For OS-specific trends, Linux license revenue grew by a large proportion of 40.6% in
2005. From 2004 to 2006, Unix sales dropped from 56.9% of the total to 50%, while
Linux grew its share from 20.7% to 26.5%.
Tables 9−10 show vendor-specific license revenues for Linux, and Windows platforms
respectively. NEC was the best performer for both the Linux and Windows segments.
TABLE 9
Japan HA Clustering Software Market: Linux License Revenue by Vendor, 20042006
2004
2005
2006
Revenue (Million Yen)
NEC
438
898
1,115
SIOS Technology
434
530
498
Fujitsu
195
220
313
Toshiba Solution
323
301
281
Symantec
40
86
146
HP
21
38
54
111
123
130
1,561
2,196
2,537
NEC
-
105.2%
24.2%
SIOS Technology
-
22.0%
-6.0%
Fujitsu
-
12.8%
42.3%
Toshiba Solution
-
-6.7%
-6.6%
Symantec
-
117.2%
69.8%
HP
-
81.0%
42.1%
Others
-
10.6%
5.7%
Total
-
40.6%
15.5%
Others
Total
Growth Rate
Share
NEC
28.0%
40.9%
43.9%
SIOS Technology
27.8%
24.1%
19.6%
Fujitsu
12.5%
10.0%
12.3%
Toshiba Solution
20.7%
13.7%
11.1%
Symantec
2.5%
3.9%
5.8%
HP
1.3%
1.7%
2.1%
Others
7.1%
5.6%
5.1%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Total
Note: Includes Linux and other open source environment
Source: IDC Japan, December 2007
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TABLE 10
Japan HA Clustering Software Market: Windows License Revenue by Vendor,
2004-2006
2004
2005
2006
NEC
742
1,023
1,130
Microsoft
373
442
510
Toshiba Solution
361
384
399
Revenue (Million Yen)
SIOS Technology
Fujitsu
Symantec
Others
Total
6
6
64
68
35
55
7
8
9
12
12
13
1,570
1,910
2,180
Growth Rate
NEC
-
37.8%
10.5%
Microsoft
-
18.4%
15.4%
Toshiba Solution
-
6.4%
3.9%
SIOS Technology
-
0.0%
966.7%
Fujitsu
-
-48.3%
57.1%
Symantec
-
15.9%
12.5%
Others
-
-0.8%
8.3%
Total
-
21.7%
14.1%
Share
NEC
47.3%
53.6%
51.8%
Microsoft
23.8%
23.1%
23.4%
Toshiba Solution
23.0%
20.1%
18.3%
SIOS Technology
0.4%
0.3%
2.9%
Fujitsu
4.3%
1.8%
2.5%
Symantec
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
Others
Total
0.8%
0.6%
0.6%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Note: Includes Windows 32-bit and 64-bit versions
Source: IDC Japan, December 2007
NEC Profile
In September 2006, all of NEC’s HA software products, which had been sold under
the brand "CLUSTERPRO" up till then, were consolidated under the new product
group "CLUSTERPRO X." Under the new brand, "CLUSTERPRO X 1.0" was
positioned as a core clustering software product. CLUSTERPRO X 1.0 is supported
by Windows and Linux platforms.
In June 2007, CLUSTERPRO X SingleServerSafe, a product aimed at enabling the
implementation of HA on a single server, was released. This software enables a
single server to automatically detect errors in both OS and applications as well as
implement restart and restore functions. CLUSTERPRO X 1.0 could effectively switch
between setting tools and management screen, allowing users to easily expand,
enhance and upgrade existing systems.
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Note:
"CLUSTERPRO" is
used as a NEC's HA
software brand name
only for the Japan
market, while
"EXPRESSCLUSTER
" is used for the
market outside Japan.
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A noteworthy characteristic of NEC’s business is that its products for Linux platforms
are experiencing high growth. This is due to its strong relationship with its partners
and its expanded distribution channels. In order to enhance sales of CLUSTERPRO
as well as to strengthen relationships with other companies, NEC formed
"CLUSTERPRO WORKS" to promote sharing of information as well as joint
marketing efforts. With more than 40 member companies, CLUSTERPRO WORKS
included Linux distributors and ISVs, hardware vendors as well as large and mediumsized system integrators.
By strengthening CLUSTERPRO WORKS, NEC managed to extend its reach beyond
in-house server providers, but also third party providers of servers. In particular, it
managed to increase adoption of its products among foreign vendors.
An important application for which NEC will use clustering techniques will be disaster
recovery. For such applications, it is important to strengthen remote cluster functions
and support for asynchronous data mirroring, such that cluster system infrastructure
can be set up even on networks with limited bandwidth. A low-cost disaster recovery
system can be achieved through by the use of clustering software. This naturally
makes medium-sized companies, which are unable to make large investments in
disaster recovery measures, a target for NEC. Database servers in Tokyo are being
backed up in Okinawa, illustrating the increased implementation of such disaster
recovery models.
In addition, NEC will enhance functions allowing administrative functions to be carried
out remotely when any given cluster within the same local area network (LAN) is
down. This means that the software can be configured to ensure that during an
emergency or when a fault occurs, a failover will result in server administration to be
carried out seamlessly on a remote server. This is scheduled to be released in end
March 2008.
NEC began collaboration with VMware in 2002, and CLUSTERPRO support for
VMware ESX Server began in 2005.
FUTURE OUTLOOK
Japan HA Clustering Software Market
Forecast
Figure 10 shows the 2006 performance for the Japan HA clustering software market
as well as market forecasts for 2007−2011. IDC forecasts that the Japan HA
clustering software market will grow by 15.8% year-on-year to 17.266 billion yen in
2007 and will reach 30.68 billion yen by 2011 with a CAGR of 15.5% from 2006 to
2011.
Errors and system downtime could cause companies to lose business opportunities
and severely damage the trust which customers have in a company. Hence, users
are increasingly demanding more reliable systems, causing strong growth in demand
for HA clustering software. The market for such software can be expected to expand
in the future.
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FIGURE 10
Japan HA Clustering Software Revenue Forecast, 2006-2011
35,000
20
30,000
(Million Yen)
20,000
10
(%)
15
25,000
15,000
10,000
5
5,000
0
0
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
Revenue
Year-on-year growth
Notes:
• Figures for 2006 are the actual values.
• Figures for 2007 onwards are forecast values.
Source: IDC Japan, December 2007
ESSENTIAL GUIDANCE
HA clustering software is gradually shifting from a Unix-focused market to that for
Linux and Windows. In particular, Linux systems are enjoying very strong and
sustained growth, and can be expected to have a large impact on the market in the
future. In addition, clustering solutions have evolved from traditional 1:1 failover
clusters to 1:N or N:N configurations, which incorporate multiple nodes in a cluster,
and even extending to utilizing remote clusters for disaster recovery applications.
With the above background, IDC presents some recommendations below on potential
business opportunities in HA clustering software which vendors and system
integrators may find useful:
Strengthening of multi-platform business. Users have begun to use Linux and
Windows in mission-critical areas, resulting in a gradual conversion of the cluster
market to include multiple platforms. Even though the number of vendors with
multi-OS product solutions is increasing, it is difficult to assert that there is a
strong business opportunity due to the continued popularity of fixed OS
configurations. It may be necessary for vendors to carry out their marketing
based on specific market needs for each platform, and to reconsider their
partners and channels.
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Adding value to clustering solutions. Amidst the increasing need for business
continuity, the need for high-availability systems and disaster recovery measures
has increased. Clustering is an effective solution for both of these needs.
Vendors should aggressively come up with solutions that add value in these
ways and this will drive the growth and expansion of this market.
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