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FRAMINGHAM, Mass., March 2, 2012 –/BackupReview.info/– Worldwide external disk storage systems factory revenues posted year-over-year growth of 7.7%, totaling just under $6.6 billion, in the fourth quarter of 2011 (4Q11), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker. For the quarter, the total disk storage systems market grew to just over $8.5 billion in revenues, representing 3.5% growth from the prior year’s fourth quarter. Total disk storage systems capacity shipped reach 6,279 petabytes, growing 22.4% year over year.
“The external disk storage systems market ended 2011 with strong year-over-year revenue growth that helped to push the market to 10.6% growth for the entire year,” said Liz Conner, senior research analyst, Storage Systems. “Helping to drive the overall market growth were the emerging regions, which posted high, sustained growth in 2011. In contrast, the mature regions saw growth soften as their economies entered the recession recovery phase. Another factor underlying the 2011 growth, and specifically the fourth quarter gain, was the delayed impact of the drive shortage caused by the Thailand floods. The enterprise storage market is expected to start feeling the brunt of this shortage in 2012, resulting in minimal impact on the fourth quarter and 2011 as a whole.”
4Q11 External Disk Storage Systems Results
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In the Open SAN market, which grew 14.1% year over year, EMC was the leading vendor with 26.7% revenue share, followed by IBM in second and HP in third with 18.0% and 12.7% shares, respectively.
The NAS market declined 1.2% year over year, led by EMC with 48.8% revenue share and followed by NetApp with 29.4% share. The iSCSI SAN market continues to show strong momentum, posting 16.6% revenue growth compared to the prior year’s quarter. Dell led the market with 30.8% revenue share, followed by EMC in second and HP in third with 20.4% and 12.8% market shares, respectively.
“The high-end segment (average selling price $250,000 and over) followed a seasonal trend in the fourth quarter with highest sequential growth across all storage segments,” said Amita Potnis, senior research analyst, Storage Systems. “The share of high-end storage systems increased from 28.2% in 2010 to 30.0% in 2011. This increase was most notable outside the United States. Drivers for this increase include economic recovery, storage consolidation, and datacenter build-up and upgrades.”
4Q11 Total Disk Storage Systems Market Results
2011 External Disk Storage Systems Results
2011 Total Disk Storage Systems Market Results
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.
For more information about IDC’s Worldwide Disk Storage Systems Quarterly Tracker, please contact Lidice Fernandez at 305-351-3051 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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