Worldwide external disk storage systems factory revenues fell -1.4% year
over year to nearly $5.9 billion during the second quarter of 2014
(2Q14), 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 almost
$7.8 billion in revenue. The modest 0.3% year-over-year increase was
driven by strong internal storage sales within Asia/Pacific and emerging
markets. Total disk storage systems capacity shipped was 11.5 exabytes.
Growth of new capacity consumption improved during the quarter, but the
23.9% year-over-year growth was still relatively low by historic
"High-end storage sales fell for the fourth consecutive quarter in
2Q14," said Eric
Sheppard, Research Director, IDC Storage.
"The high-end decline was not as striking as last quarter but it was
coupled with a drop in midrange sales, suggesting weak demand is
spreading to other parts of the market. Bright spots within the global
storage market include growth from entry level storage and increased
sales within EMEA and Latin America."
2Q14 External Disk Storage Systems Results
EMC was the largest supplier, but experienced a year-over-year share
loss during the quarter. The company captured 30.1% of the external disk
storage revenue during the quarter, which was down from 31.2% the year
prior. NetApp and IBM sales resulted in a statistical tie* for second
position with shares of 13.0% and 12.1%, respectively. This was down
from 13.2% and 12.5% respectively from the same quarter last year. HP
gained share during the quarter, moving from 10.0% last year to 10.1%
this year. Dell and Hitachi finished the quarter in a statistical tie*
for the fifth position with shares of 7.2% and 6.4% respectively.
Open Networked Disk Storage Systems Highlights
The total open networked disk storage market (NAS Combined with
non-mainframe SAN) fell -1.2% year over year to $5.1 billion in revenue.
EMC maintained its leadership in the total open networked storage market
with 32.9% revenue share, but lost share compared to the 34.1% the
company generated in 2Q13. NetApp was the second largest supplier with
14.9% share, followed by IBM (11.2%) and HP (10.2%).
Top 5 Vendors, Worldwide External Disk Storage Systems Market, Second
Quarter of 2014
(Revenues are in Millions)
Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker,
September 4, 2014
* Note: IDC declares a statistical tie in the worldwide disk
storage systems market when there is less than one percent difference in
the revenue share of two or more vendors.
2Q14 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 22.7% and 17.5%
Top 5 Vendors, Worldwide Total Disk Storage Systems Market, Second
Quarter of 2014
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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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