EMC Retains Storage Software Lead in 2001

According to a new report that market research firm Gartner released, worldwide storage revenues reached $4.9 billion in 2001, a 3.0 percent increase from 2000. The report also includes market share and sales rankings for storage-software industry vendors.

In 2001, EMC continued its storage-software market leadership. The company's worldwide market share increased from 28.3 percent to 30.4 percent. Next were VERITAS Software at 19.8 percent, IBM at 14.2 percent, Computer Associates (CA) at 4.1 percent, Compaq at 4.0 percent, Legato Systems at 2.9 percent, BMC Software at 2.8 percent, StorageTek at 2.4 percent, Network Appliance (NetApp) at 2.2 percent, and Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) at 1.9 percent. According to Gartner, if analysts excluded array-based storage software, VERITAS would be in the lead followed by IBM and EMC.

Despite rough economic times, 6 of the top 10 vendors grew their software revenues. HDS, at 59.4 percent, had the largest increase. The company's revenues reached approximately $91.5 million. Other notable increases include Compaq with a 38.8 percent increase to $198.3 million in revenues. IBM saw a 32.4 percent increase to bring its revenues to 701.2 million; VERITAS's revenues increased 13.7 percent to $977.3 million; and EMC's revenues increased 10.6 percent to about $1.5 billion.



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