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External disk storage shipments increase 46% in Q1

Lucas Mearian, Computerworld | June 3, 2011
Sales of external disk storage systems continue to boom with a fifth consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue gains, according to market research firm IDC.

"The growth in NAS is just indicative of data growth in general. And data growth today is all file," he said. "That number should be coming up faster than anything else for the foreseeable future."

EMC also maintained its lead in the open networked storage market, with 30.8% revenue share, followed by NetApp with 16.1%.

In the Open SAN market, which grew 13.4% year over year, EMC was the leading vendor with 22.7% revenue share, followed by IBM in second and HP in third with 14.8% and 13.4%, respectively.

 

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