Disk storage revenue slumps

External controller based disk storage revenue declines 15.7%

Worldwide external controller-based (ECB) disk storage revenue totalled nearly $3.8 billion in the second quarter of 2009, a 15.7 percent decline from the same period in 2008, according to Gartner.

“The year-over-year double-digit decline of 15.7 percent primarily resulted from the economic downturn and longer sales cycles,” said Donna Taylor, principal research analyst for Gartner’s global Storage Quarterly Statistics program.  “A bright spot in the disk array market has been in Network Attached Storage (NAS), which experienced a 3.5 percent year-over-year growth rate in the second quarter of 2009.”

EMC maintained its number one position with 23.7 percent revenue market share. IBM placed second with 15.7 percent, and Hewlett-Packard came in third with 10.3 percent of the market. Dell placed fourth with 9.2 percent, followed by Hitachi/HDS with 8.7 percent. NetApp and Sun Microsystems placed sixth and seventh, respectively, with 8.5 percent and 4.5 percent market share.

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Disk storage revenue slumps