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Who won all-flash sales sash, sucked up all the cash? – IDC report

Plus: Back-of-envelope figures for raw flash storage prices

Flash Gordon

An EMC-distributed excerpt of an IDC all-flash array shipments and revenues report has Hopkinton topping the sales rankings, with NetApp at number four and IBM topping the capacity-shipped chart.

The report is a special IDC one, titled Worldwide All-Flash Array and Hybrid Flash Array 2014–2018 Forecast and 1H14 Vendor Shares.

Data storage, virtualisation, analytics and cloud computing outfit EMC leads the revenue rankings for all-flash arrays shipped in the first half of this year, with $112.3m.

California-based enterprise storage company Pure is second with $90.9m, and IBM third at $82.9m.

NetApp, SolidFire and Nimbus are some way behind, with Violin included in the Others category.

IDC_AFA_dollars

NetApp is looking down in the dumps with SolidFire and Nimbus.

However, IBM leads the capacity shipped rankings by a country mile, with EMC second, and some way behind.

IDC_AFA_raw_TB_shipped

Please note, there's no NetApp number

Intriguingly these all-flash array capacity shipped numbers have no entry for NetApp, despite listing NetApp as fourth in the all-flash array revenue rankings. Another surprise is that Violin has a 5.59PB shipped flash number while Nimbus Data has 7.5PB, the same as SolidFire and just under Pure's 7.6PB. We at El Reg find this quartet of numbers hard to decrypt – we have contacted the analyst for more information.

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