Study: EMC Tops Storage Software Market

FRAMINGHAM (03/30/2000) - EMC Corp. is no longer just the top storage hardware vendor; it now rules the storage software roost as well.

The storage provider surpassed IBM Corp./Tivoli Systems Inc. and Computer Associates International Inc. to capture the number one slot in the worldwide storage management software market last year, according to a study issued by Dataquest Inc.

According to the San Jose, California-based research company, strong growth in EMC's software, particularly Symmetrix Manager, VolumeLogix, and PowerPath, boosted its 1999 licensing sales to capture 18.2 percent of the market. EMC's storage management software licensing sales totaled US$763.5 million in 1999, an 84 percent increase from the $416.1 million the company garnered in 1998.

IBM/Tivoli dropped from the top spot to second place, capturing 17.3 percent of the market. Big Blue's sales for 1999 totaled $725.6 million, compared with $602.6 million in 1998, Dataquest said.

CA finished third with $690.1 million in storage management software sales last year. Veritas Software followed with $507.1 million, and BMC Software totaled $235.7 million.

Overall, the worldwide storage management software market grew from $2.86 billion in 1998 to $4.2 billion in 1999.

EMC Corp., in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, is at http://www.emc.com/.

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