Total disk storage systems capacity shipped tops 704 petabytes, growing 51.5% in 2Q'06

According to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Tracker, worldwide external disk storage systems factory revenues grew 8.5% in the second quarter to $4.2 billion for the 13th consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth. The total disk storage systems market grew to $5.9 billion for the quarter, up 6.0% from the prior year's quarter. For the first time, total disk storage systems capacity shipped 704 petabytes, growing 51.5% from the same quarter one year ago.
Total External Disk Storage Systems: EMC (20.0%), HP (19.3%), IBM (13.2%), Hitachi (8%), Dell (7.8%), and Sun (7.1%) are the top vendors in the external disk storage systems market. Among the top vendors, HP, Hitachi, and Sun each had double-digit year-over-year growth.

Network Disk Storage Systems: The total network disk storage market (NAS Combined with Open SAN) posted 11.4% year-over-year growth in the first quarter to more than $2.8 billion. EMC continues to maintain its leadership in the total network storage market with 26.2% revenue share, followed by HP (21.1%), and IBM (11.6%) revenue share.

In the Open SAN market, which grew 10.3% year over year, HP took the number 1 position with 25.0% revenue share, followed by EMC with 23.0%. The NAS market grew 16.2% year over year. EMC led the NAS market with 38.5% revenue share, followed by Network Appliance with 32.6% share. The iSCSI SAN market continues to show strong momentum, posting 72.8% revenue growth compared to the prior year's quarter, surpassing $100 million for first time. Network Appliance continues to lead this market with 27.6% share, followed by EMC with 25.0 % share.

Total Disk Storage Systems Market

In the total worldwide disk storage systems market, HP lead the market with 24.0% followed by IBM with 18.9% revenue share respectively. EMC maintained the third position with 14.0% revenue share.

Top 5 Vendors, Worldwide Total Disk Storage Systems Factory Revenue, Second Quarter of 2006 (Revenues are in Millions)

Vendor

2Q06

Revenue

Market Share

2Q05

Revenue

Market Share

2Q06/2Q05

Revenue Growth

1. HP

$1,421

24.0%

$1,301

23.3%

9.2%

2. IBM

$1,120

18.9%

$1,132

20.3%

-1.0%

3. EMC

$830

14.0%

$806

14.4%

3.0%

4. Dell

$488

8.2%

$470

8.4%

3.8%

5.Sun Microsystems

$391

6.6%

$345

6.2%

13.4%

5. Hitachi

$340

5.7%

$291

5.2%

16.7%

Others

$1,323

22.4%

$1,236

22.2%

7.0%

All Vendors

$5,913

100.0%

$5,581

100.0%

6.0%

 

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