IDC: Worldwide Storage Market Shows Decline, North America Shows Growth

IDC's Worldwide Disk Storage Systems Quarterly Tracker shows storage growth in North America but an overall worldwide decline in second quarter 2003. Revenue for worldwide disk storage systems was $4.73 billion for the quarter, which is down 3.9 percent from the same period last year. North American revenue showed a second consecutive quarter of growth, but declines in Asia are helping to lower numbers worldwide. IDC's tracker shows that storage capacity, which continues to outpace revenue, has grown 36 percent on a year-over-year basis. In second quarter 2003, 181.6PBof storage was shipped.

   HP led the total disk storage system market in second quarter 2003 with 26.7 percent revenue share. IBM followed with 20.2 percent, then EMC with 12.7 percent. According to the report, IBM and Dell posted strong year-over-year market share standings.

   Other second quarter 2003 stats show that HP also led the total external disk storage system market with 21.5 percent revenue, even though total revenue decreased to $3.2 billion, which is a 5 percent decrease over the same time period last year. EMC came in second with 18.8 percent revenue share.

   EMC led the total external RAID market and total network storage market. The network storage market includes both Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Open Storage Area Network (SAN). EMC posted a 21 percent revenue share in the external RAID market and a 27.5 percent revenue share in the total network storage market. HP followed closely with 20 percent revenue share in the RAID market and 24.5 percent revenue share in the network storage market. IDC divided revenue market share between the Open SAN and NAS markets. HP led with 29.7 percent revenue share in the Open SAN market, followed by EMC with 25 percent share. In the NAS market, EMC and Network Appliance (NetApp) tied for the number-one position with 37 percent market share each.


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