IDC: 783 petabytes of Disk Storage Shipped in 3Q, a 50% Jump YoY

Worldwide external disk storage systems revenues in the third quarter of 2006 grew 9.9% from a year ago to $4.3 billion, according to IDC.  For the quarter, the total disk storage systems market grew to $6.2 billion, up 7.9% from the prior year's quarter. For the first time, total disk storage systems capacity shipped was 783 petabytes, an increase of 50.2% from a year ago quarter.

Third quarter vendor rankings in external disk storage systems:, 

  1. EMC lead the external disk storage systems market with 21.4%  revenue share 
  2. HP follows at No.2 with 17.6% revenue share. 
  3. IBM maintained No.3 position with 13.7% market share 
  4. Dell and Hitachi rounded the top 5 in a statistical tie with 8.0% and 7.9% revenue share, respectively. 

Among the top 5 vendors, EMC and IBM were the only two suppliers with double-digit year-over-year growth.

The total network disk storage market (NAS Combined with Open SAN) posted 17.2% year-over-year growth in the first quarter to more than $3.0 billion. 

EMC maintains No.1 position in the total network storage market with 27.1% revenue share, followed by HP and IBM with 17.9% and 12.5% revenue share, respectively.

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