Worldwide external disk storage systems factory revenues increased year
over year by 2.4%, totaling $6.9 billion, during the fourth quarter of
2013 (4Q13), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC)
Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker. For the quarter, the total
(internal plus external) disk storage systems market generated $8.8
billion in revenue, representing a 1.3% increase from the prior year's
fourth quarter and a sequential increase of 17.2% compared to the
seasonally lower 3Q13. Total disk storage systems capacity shipped
surpassed 10.2 exabytes, growing 26.2% year over year.
"The disk storage systems market was able to break free of recent
headwinds due to traditional year-end budget flushes, improved economic
sentiment, and a strong desire to address long-standing storage
infrastructure inefficiencies," said Eric
Sheppard, Research Director, IDC Storage. "Industry stakeholders
able to capitalize the most on this demand were often those with recent
product refreshes and strong go-to-market initiatives targeted at
integrated infrastructure and storage optimization."
4Q13 External Disk Storage Systems Results
EMC experienced the greatest year-over-year share gains during the
quarter, improving its share in the external disk storage systems market
from 30.7% (4Q12) to 32.9% of total 4Q13 revenue. IBM was the second
largest supplier in the market with 13.0% share of external revenue
followed by NetApp which accounted for 11.5%. HP and Hitachi rounded out
the top 5 vendors with 9.6% and 8.1% revenue shares respectively during
Open Networked Disk Storage Systems Highlights
The total open networked disk storage market (NAS Combined with
non-mainframe SAN) grew by 4.0% year over year to almost $6 billion in
revenue. EMC maintained its leadership in the total open networked
storage market with 35.6% revenue share, followed by NetApp's 13.3% and
IBM's 12.1% revenue share.
Top 5 Vendors, Worldwide External Disk Storage Systems Market, Fourth
Quarter of 2013
(Revenues are in Millions)
Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker,
March 6, 2014
4Q13 Total Disk Storage Systems Market Results
In the total worldwide disk storage systems market, EMC finished in the
top position followed by HP with market shares of 25.8% and 16.3%
Top 5 Vendors, Worldwide Total Disk Storage Systems Market, Fourth
Quarter of 2013
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worldwide market share of the top 5 total disk storage systems vendors
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IDC defines a Disk Storage System as a set of storage elements,
including controllers, cables, and (in some instances) host bus
adapters, associated with three or more disks. A system may be located
outside of or within a server cabinet and the average cost of the disk
storage systems does not include infrastructure storage hardware (i.e.
switches) and non-bundled storage software.
The information in this quantitative study is based on a branded view of
the disk storage systems sale. Revenue associated with the products to
the end user is attributed to the seller (brand) of the product, not the
manufacturer. Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) sales are not
included in this study. In this study, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) sales
do not reflect their OEM sales to Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard.
IDC's Worldwide Disk Storage Systems Quarterly Tracker is a quantitative
tool for analyzing the global disk storage market on a quarterly basis.
The Tracker includes quarterly shipments and revenues (both customer and
factory), Terabytes, $/Gigabyte, Gigabyte/Unit, and Average Selling
Value. Each criteria can be segmented by location, installation base,
operating system, vendor, family, model, and region.
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