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EMC Widened Market Share Lead In Storage Systems In 2003, Report Says

  • 13 May, 2004 10:34

<p>HOPKINTON, Mass. – May 12, 2004 – EMC once again led the US$12.9 billion information storage systems market in 2003. According to Gartner estimates, #1 EMC grew its revenue share to capture 20.6 per cent of the 2003 worldwide external controller-based disk storage market. (a) Last month Gartner reported EMC was also the world’s #1 provider of storage management software in 2003, leading the US$5 billion market with 28.3 per cent revenue share, nearly 10 points ahead of the nearest competitor. (b)</p>
<p>Howard Elias, EMC’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Office of Technology, said, “Our share gains in 2003 reflect the success of the total EMC portfolio and are further proof of the strategic role that tiered networked storage and management software are playing in customer environments of all sizes. Over the past two years, from entry level to high end, EMC has consistently raised the bar for networked storage by delivering storage platform architectures that are scalable, flexible and can quickly assimilate the latest technologies to provide added value for our customers. We’ve combined these systems with our software and services to set the standard for comprehensive information lifecycle management.”</p>
<p>About EMC
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in products, services and solutions for information storage and management that help organisations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle. Information about EMC’s products and services can be found at</p>
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<p>a) Gartner Dataquest “1Q4 Update: Global RAID Disk Storage Forecast Scenarios, 2004-2006,” R.W. Cox. 2004; EMC share includes revenue from “EMC” branded storage systems only and excludes sales of Dell|EMC CLARiiON storage systems. According to Gartner, Dell was the fastest growing provider of external controller-based disk storage in 2003, growing revenues 44% compared with 2002.
b) Gartner Dataquest “Market Share: Storage Management Software, Worldwide, 2003,” C. DiCenzo. 2004.</p>
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