Feeds

Gartner gurus: Storage array market GREW at the end of 2013

Don't forget that came after an abysmal third quarter

Mobile application security vulnerability report

Number-crunchers Gartner's external storage market gurus reckoned it returned to year-on-year growth in the last quarter of fiscal 2013.

According to Gartner: “Worldwide external controller-based (ECB) disk storage vendor revenue totalled $6.3bn in the fourth quarter of 2013, a five per cent increase from $6.0bn a year ago.”

Gartner research VP Roger Cox said: "Following an abysmal third quarter, the fourth quarter of 2013 returned to growth. Driven by pent-up demand and the year-end budget flush phenomenon, the market overcame a fragile global economy and grew a strong five per cent over the same period in 2012.”

The tabular gurus detail vendor shares in this table:

Gartner ECB disk storage market Q4 2013

Gartner ECB disk storage market Q4 2013.

This is more detailed than the equivalent IDC storage tracker tables since it includes numbers for Fujitsu, Huawei and Oracle, which are included in IDC’s ‘Others’ category. However Gartner puts out its storage tracker numbers to the great unwashed at irregular intervals and we don’t have numbers for the third and second 2013 quarters, or the third 2012 quarter - which means we can’t get a picture of the quarterly changes.

Over the year from the fourth 2012 quarter to the fourth 2013 quarter the table above shows the changes in vendor positions, and we can note:

  • Fujitsu and NetApp had year-on-year revenue gains
  • NetApp’s revenue share declined from 10.7 to 10.5 per cent,
  • NetApp achieved above-market results due to the increasing traction of Clustered Data ONTAP
  • EMC and HP beat the year-on-year market growth rate in the fourth quarter
  • Propelled by broad acceptance of the HP 3PAR StoreServ and the StoreOnce disk-based backup platforms, HP led all surveyed vendors in year-on-year revenue growth
  • EMC benefited from the success of its VNX and Data Domain product refresh offerings
  • Fujitsu continues to make gains in the EMEA area

A year-on-year comparison isn’t possible for Huawei. Oracle’s revenue share declined 0.2 per cent while Dell’s slumped from 6.6 to 5.4 per cent. IBM’s slumped even more; from 16.3 to 14.3 per cent. Hitachi/HDS’ share also fell, from 9.7 to 8.8 per cent. A rising tide is not lifting all boats. ®

Bridging the IT gap between rising business demands and ageing tools

More from The Register

next story
EU's top data cops to meet Google, Microsoft et al over 'right to be forgotten'
Plan to hammer out 'coherent' guidelines. Good luck chaps!
US judge: YES, cops or feds so can slurp an ENTIRE Gmail account
Crooks don't have folders labelled 'drug records', opines NY beak
Manic malware Mayhem spreads through Linux, FreeBSD web servers
And how Google could cripple infection rate in a second
FLAPE – the next BIG THING in storage
Find cold data with flash, transmit it from tape
Seagate chances ARM with NAS boxes for the SOHO crowd
There's an Atom-powered offering, too
THUD! WD plonks down SIX TERABYTE 'consumer NAS' fatboy
Now that's a LOT of porn or pirated movies. Or, you know, other consumer stuff
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.