EMC leads NAS/unified storage market: Gartner

Telecom Lead India: EMC has captured the #1 revenue
market share position in the Network Attached Storage/Unified Storage Market.


According to Gartner’s report, EMC revenue attributable
to NAS/unified storage nearly doubled year-over-year to $2.8 billion, making it
the fastest-growing NAS/unified storage vendor.


Worldwide vendor revenues for the NAS /unified storage
market increased 32.5 percent in 2011 compared with 2010, reaching $6.8
billion. The estimated pure NAS market grew 21.5 percent to $4.5 billion.


The report also cites block storage vendors adding NAS
capabilities to their SAN storage arrays with a unified management interface as
a key growth driver for this market.


“We believe our diversified, best-in-class approach
to information storage has helped catapult EMC to the top of the NAS/unified
storage market,” said Pat Gelsinger, president and chief operating
officer, EMC Information Infrastructure Products.


Gartner report also discusses the hard-disk drive (HDD)
shortage due to flooding in Thailand in October 2011.


The report points to the significant impact on the
low-end NAS market, noting that EMC is the only top-tier storage system vendor
in the market. Other vendors were adversely affected due to their disk drive
sales volumes being too low to form a strategic relationship with HDD
suppliers, and low-end drives being more severely impacted by the flood than
midrange or high-end drives.


EMC’s products from its Unified Storage, Isilon and
Backup and Recovery divisions are stand-outs in this area. Our vision, customer
centric focus and ability to execute are why we’re outstripping the competition
in this growing and highly competitive market. Our solid product strategy and
vision for transforming and accelerating our customers’ journey to the cloud is
driving our leadership,” Gelsinger added.


EMC enterprise-class Cloud storage offers 30% cut in costs to
service providers


Recently, EMC launched VMAX SP that offers
enterprise-class storage to service providers.


Service providers can buy VMAX SP, a pre-packaged
enterprise-class storage enabling them to deploy new cloud services in four


VMAX SP offers multi-tenanted, powerful, trusted and
smart storage to improve operational efficiency and allow service providers to
focus on their core business.


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