Storage Software Market Delivers Continued Growth in the Second Quarter, According to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, MA – September 6, 2010 – According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software Tracker, the worldwide storage software market experienced continued gains in the second quarter of 2010 (2Q10) with revenues of nearly $3.0 billion, representing 3.3% growth over the same quarter one year ago, but a 2.3% decrease from the previous quarter (1Q10).

"The gains in the storage software market in the second quarter were largely the result of overall growth from some of the large suppliers. The growth for the quarter came from EMC (up 13.3% year over year), IBM (up 10.6%), and NetApp (up 6.0%)," said Laura DuBois, program vice president, Storage Software at IDC. "From a segment perspective, growth is coming from spending in four segments of storage software: data protection and recovery (up 4.9% year over year), archiving (up 8.2%), storage management (up 5.8%), and storage infrastructure (up 12.7%)."

The storage software revenue growth of 3.3% is in line with worldwide external disk storage systems factory revenues, which posted year-over-year growth of 20.4%, totaling $5.0 billion in the second quarter of 2010.

Top 5 Vendors, Worldwide Storage Software Revenue, Second Quarter of 2010

(Revenues are in Millions)

Vendor 2Q10Revenue 2Q10 MarketShare 2Q09Revenue 2Q09 MarketShare 2Q10/2Q09Revenue Growth

1. EMC $722 24.4 % $638 22.3 % 13.3 %

2. Symantec $488 16.5 % $524 18.3 % -6.9 %

3. IBM $410 13.9 % $371 13.0 % 10.6 %

4. NetApp $256 8.7 % $241 8.4 % 6.0 %

5. CA $108 3.6 % $106 3.7 % 2.0 %

4. Hewlett-Packard $97 3.3 % $108 3.8 % -10.3 %

All Vendors $2,955 100 % $2,860 100 % 3.3 %

Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software Tracker, Sept 2010.

Notes: Starting in Q2 2007, IBM is reported as the combined entity of IBM and Softek.

Taxonomy Note: IDC has updated its storage software taxonomy to reflect changes in the market over the last several years. The storage software taxonomy includes eight functional markets: data protection and recovery, archiving (including email archiving), storage replication, storage management, storage device management, storage infrastructure, file system, and "other".

IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software Tracker is a quantitative tool for analyzing the global storage software market. This Tracker counts new license and maintenance revenues quarterly and provides data segmentations by vendor, submarket, functional product family, and region.

For more information about IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software Tracker, please contact Hoang Nguyen at 508-935-4718 or

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