Worldwide External Controller-Based Disk Storage Market

02. 07. 2007 | 7/2007 | Komentáre čitateľov [0]

Worldwide External Controller-Based Disk Storage Market Grew 4.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2007.

Worldwide External Controller-Based Disk Storage Market

Worldwide external controller-based (ECB) disk storage revenue totaled $3.8 billion in the first quarter of 2007, a 4.8 percent increase over the same period in 2006, according to Gartner, Inc.

Network Appliance showed the strongest growth year-over-year among the top-tier vendors, with 19.3 percent revenue growth for the quarter (see Table 1). EMC maintained the No. 1 spot overall, finishing the quarter at 24.5 percent market share. IBM was in second place with 13.2 percent of the market followed closely by Hewlett-Packard with 12.8 percent. Hitachi/HDS was in the No. 4 position with a market share of 9.7 percent. Network Appliance took over the No. 5 spot from Dell by the narrowest of margins, each with 8.4 percent of the market. Sun Microsystems rounded out the top vendors in the No. 7 spot with 5.1 percent market share. Smaller vendors increased their share of the market by 11.4 percent year-over-year, finishing the quarter with 17.9 percent.

The Asia Pacific region grew its revenue by 27.7 percent year over year. “Vendors’ continued focus on developing and strengthening their sales and distribution channels in the region has contributed to this strong showing,” said Donna Taylor, principal analyst for Gartner’s global Storage Quarterly Statistics program.

Table 1

Worldwide External Controller-Based Disk Storage Vendor Revenue Estimates for 1Q07

(Millions of U.S. Dollars)

Company

1Q07 Revenue

1Q07 Market Share (%)

1Q06 Revenue

1Q06 Market Share (%)

1Q06-1Q07 Change (%)

EMC *

923.8

24.5

915.4

25.4

0.9

IBM

499.6

13.2

482.7

13.4

3.5

Hewlett-Packard

482.4

12.8

469.0

13.0

2.9

Hitachi/HDS **

366.0

9.7

349.0

9.7

4.9

Network Appliance

316.0

8.4

264.9

7.4

19.3

Dell

316.0

8.4

283.4

7.9

11.5

Sun Microsystems

193.8

5.1

227.9

6.3

-15.0

Others

673.9

17.9

604.7

16.8

11.4

Total

3,771.4

100.0

3,597.0

100.0

4.8

Note* EMC revenue excludes OEM revenue from Dell and Fujitsu Siemens.

Note ** Hitachi/HDS revenue excludes OEM revenue from HP and Sun Microsystems.

Source: Gartner Dataquest (June 2007)

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.


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