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Gartner Says EMEA External Controller-Based Disk Storage Market Revenue Exceeded 2008 Levels, Growing 14.2 Percent in 2010



External controller-based (ECB) disk storage revenue in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) reached $5.8 billion in 2010 exceeding 2008 levels, according to Gartner, Inc. EMEA ECB storage revenue grew 14.2 percent from 2009 revenue of $5.1 billion.

“This double-digit growth in EMEA was largely due to the gradual stabilization of economies across Europe, and the fulfilling of pent-up demand resulting from the economic downturn in 2009,” said Sid Deshpande, senior research analyst at Gartner. “Several storage vendors expanded their small and medium business (SMB) products, and go to market strategies in 2010 fueling strong demand.”

In EMEA, all of the top nine ECB disk storage vendors retained their 2009 rankings in terms of revenue. EMC, NetApp and Hitachi Data Systems were the only vendors among the top nine to increase market share year-on-year.

In 2010, NetApp was the fastest growing ECB storage vendor in EMEA, with a growth rate of 36 percent (see Table 1). NetApp’s strong performance was driven by a 37 percent increase in revenue of its FAS series product line and an 84 percent increase in its V-series storage virtualization product.

Table 1
EMEA External Controller-Based Disk Storage Vendor Revenue Estimates for 2010 (Millions of Dollars)

 

Company

2010

Revenue

2010 Market Share (%)

2009

Revenue

2009 Market Share (%)

2009-2010

 Revenue Change (%)

EMC1

        1,433,365,108

24.5

           1,141,038,056

22.3

25.6

IBM

            961,353,049

16.4

              893,289,980

17.4

7.6

HP

            855,252,705

14.6

              782,900,754

15.3

9.2

NetApp

            680,457,391

11.6

              498,889,999

9.7

36.4

Dell

            458,476,999

7.8

              425,594,152

8.3

7.7

Hitachi Data Systems2

            429,133,551

7.3

              340,185,919

6.6

26.1

Sun Microsystems3

           - 

0.0

277,038,083

5.4

-

Fujitsu

112,763,952

1.9

     91,895,480 

1.8

22.7

Oracle3

           190,892,709 

3.3

                -

0.0

        

Others

            730,507,838

12.5

              675,207,888

13.2

8.2

Total

5,852,203,302

100.0

5,126,040,311

100.0

14.2

Note1: EMC revenue excludes OEM revenue from Dell and Fujitsu Siemens.
Note2: Hitachi/HDS revenue excludes OEM revenue from HP and Sun Microsystems.
Note3: Sun revenue is now reported as part of Oracle revenue, after the 2009 acquisition.
Source: Gartner (March 2011)

Additional information on the ECB disk storage market is available in the Gartner "Quarterly Statistics: Disk Array Storage, All Regions, 4Q10 Update". The report includes vendor market share by data access method, price band, sales channel and operating system segmentation. The report is available on Gartner's website at http://www.gartner.com/resId=1572015.

 

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