EMC losing market share in storage market

EMC share in the total disk storage systems market dipped to 22.7 percent in Q2 2014 from 24 percent in Q2 2013, said IDC.

The global disk storage systems market rose 0.3 percent to $7.8 billion in Q2 2014 – driven by Asia Pacific and emerging IT markets. Total disk storage systems capacity increased 23.9 percent to 11.5 exabytes.

The share of HP, the second largest vendor in the disk storage systems market, increased to 17.5 percent from 16.8 percent.

IBM share dipped to 12.9 percent from 13.5 percent.

Dell disk storage systems market share fell to 11.4 percent from 12.2 percent.

NetApp disk storage systems market share declined to 9.8 percent from 10.2 percent.

IDC said the worldwide external disk storage systems factory revenues fell 1.4 percent to nearly $5.9 billion.

High-end storage sales fell for the fourth consecutive quarter in Q2 2014.

Eric Sheppard, research director, IDC Storage. “Bright spots within the global storage market include growth from entry level storage and increased sales within EMEA and Latin America.”

storage market in Q2 2014 by IDC

External Disk Storage Systems

EMC share in external disk storage revenue during the quarter dipped to 30.1 percent from 31.2 percent the year prior.

NetApp and IBM share decreased to 13 percent and 12.1 percent, respectively, from 13.2 percent and 12.5 percent respectively.

HP gained share during the quarter, moving from 10 percent last year to 10.1 percent this year.

Dell and Hitachi share was 7.2 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively.

Open Networked Disk Storage Systems

IDC said open networked disk storage market (NAS Combined with non-mainframe SAN) fell 1.2 percent to $5.1 billion in revenue.

EMC share in open networked storage market decreased to 32.9 percent from 34.1 percent.

NetApp was the second largest supplier with 14.9 percent share, followed by IBM (11.2 percent) and HP (10.2 percent).

Baburajan K
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