Enterprise storage revenue grows 2.1% to $8.8 bn

Worldwide Total Disk Storage Systems Market, Second Quarter of 2015
Total enterprise storage systems factory revenue grew 2.1 percent year over year to $8.8 billion in the second quarter of 2015, said IDC.

According to IDC Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker, revenue growth was strongest within the group of original design manufacturers that sell directly to hyperscale datacenters. This portion of the market rose 25.8 percent to $1 billion.

Sales of server-based storage rose 10 percent during the quarter and accounted for $2.1 billion in revenue.
Worldwide External Disk Storage Systems Market, Second Quarter of 2015
Though external storage systems remained the largest market segment, sales fell 3.9 percent to $5.7 billion. Shipments grew 37 percent year over year to 30.3 exabytes.

“Companies are using new project initiatives and infrastructure refresh as an opportunity to deploy new storage technologies that are able to drive cost and complexity out of their existing storage resources,” said Eric Sheppard, research director at IDC Storage.

EMC is the market leader in the total enterprise storage systems market, accounting for 19.2 percent of all revenues.

HP held the number 2 position with 16.2 percent of spending during the quarter.

Dell accounted for 10.1 percent of global spending.

Storage systems sales by original design manufacturers (ODMs) selling directly to hyperscale datacenter customers accounted for 11.5 percent of global spending during the quarter.

EMC was the largest external storage systems supplier during the quarter with 29.9 percent of worldwide revenues.

IBM, NetApp, and HP finished the quarter with revenue shares of 11.1 percent, 10.9 percent and 10.5 percent, respectively. Dell and Hitachi had 6.6 percent and 6.5 percent of worldwide external storage revenues during the quarter, said IDC.

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