ECB disk storage market up

Worldwide external controller-based (ECB) disk storage revenue totalled $4.5bn in the second quarter of 2008, an 18.8 per cent increase over the same period in 2007, according to figures from Gartner.

EMC maintained the No. 1 spot overall, finishing the quarter at 24.3 per cent market share. IBM was in second place with 14.1 per cent of the market followed by Hewlett-Packard (HP) with 11.8 per cent.

Sun Microsystems showed the highest growth year-over-year at 34.7 per cent, mainly due to a large increase in the company’s Sun StorageTek 2000, 6000 and 9000 series revenue. NetApp had the next highest growth with 22.9 per cent. Also recording double-digit growth were Dell with 18.3 per cent, Hitachi Data Systems at 18.1 per cent, EMC at 16.0 per cent, and IBM with a growth of 14.9 per cent.

On a regional basis, Japan showed the highest growth at 38.7 per cent year-over-year followed by Latin America, Europe Middle East and Africa, and Asia/Pacific at 25.2 per cent, 22.3 per cent and 16.6 per cent, respectively. Growth in North America for the same period was 12.7 per cent.

Gartner external controller-based disk storage reports reflect hardware only revenue, as well as hardware revenue associated with financial leases and managed services. Optional storage software revenue and storage area network infrastructure components are excluded.

Additional information on the ECB disk storage market is available in the Gartner Dataquest report 'Market Share: Disk Array Storage, All Regions, All Countries, 1Q/05-2Q/08'. The report includes vendor market share by data access method, price band, channel, and operating system segmentation.

Further information:
www.gartner.com

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