Enterprise storage systems revenue reached $8.8 billion showing flat growth, while shipments grew 12.9 percent to 34.7 exabytes during the second quarter of 2016, said IDC.
Revenue of original design manufacturers (ODMs) that sell directly to hyper-scale datacenters fell 21.5 percent to $794.7 million.
Sales of server-based storage rose 9.8 percent and accounted for $2.4 billion in revenue. External storage systems revenue reached $5.7 billion, registering zero growth.
“Spending on all flash deployments continues to grow and help drive the market. The decreasing cost of flash media, coupled with increasing use cases, high density deployments, and availability of flash-based storage products, have resulted in rapid adoption throughout the market,” said Liz Conner, research manager, Storage Systems at IDC.
EMC has 18.1 percent share in the enterprise storage systems market in Q2 2016.
HPE has 17.6 percent of storage systems market spending. HPE’s growth rate was impacted by the start of the H3C partnership in China that began in May of 2016.
Dell’s storage systems market share was 11.5 percent.
IBM has 6.8 percent share, while NetApp has 6.7 percent of global storage systems spending in the second quarter of 2016, said.