EMC leads in external disk storage systems market in Q2 2011


Global external disk storage systems factory revenues
posted year-over-year growth of 12.2 percent, totaling just over $5.6 billion,
in the second quarter of 2011 (2Q11), according to International Data


EMC maintained its lead in the external disk storage
systems market with 28.7 percent revenue share in the second quarter, followed
by IBM and NetApp tied for second with 13.7 percent and 12.8 percent market
share respectively.


HP ended the quarter in fourth position, with 11.0
percent. Hitachi and Dell finished in a tie for fifth with 8.1 percent and 7.9
percent market share respectively.


For the quarter, the total disk storage systems market
grew to $7.5 billion in revenues, representing 10.2 percent growth from the
prior year’s second quarter. Total disk storage systems capacity shipped
reached 5,353 petabytes, growing 46.7 percent year over year.


“External storage systems revenue increased solidly
in the second quarter, with all the segments experiencing double-digit gains as
end-user investment in new technology continued,” said Liz Conner, senior
research analyst, Storage Systems IDC.


“New vendor offerings around virtualization, Big
Data, and Cloud computing coupled with less restrictive IT budgets have
contributed to this growth,” Conner added.


The total open networked disk storage market (NAS
Combined with Open / iSCSI SAN) grew 15.0 percent year over year in the second
quarter to $4.8 billion in revenues. EMC continues to maintain its leadership
in the total open networked storage market with 31.9 percent revenue
share, followed by NetApp with a 15.0 percent revenue share.


In the Open SAN market, which grew 14.3 percent year over
year, EMC was the leading vendor with 25.7 percent revenue share, followed by
IBM in second and HP in third with 16.4 percent and 13.4 percent share,


The NAS market grew 16.9 percent year over year, led by
EMC with 47.2 percent revenue share and followed by NetApp with 30.7 percent
share. The iSCSI SAN market continues to show strong growth, posting 21.0
percent revenue growth compared to the prior year’s quarter.


Dell led the market with 32.1 percent revenue share,
followed by EMC in second with 17.7 percent and HP in third with 13.9
percent market share.


Gartner recently reported
that the worldwide external controller-based (ECB) disk storage market exceeded
expectations and totaled $5 billion in the first quarter of 2011. This is a
14.1 percent increase from revenue of $4.4 billion in the first quarter of


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