Global storage software market maintain positive sequential growth rate in 3Q 09
EMC led the overall market with 23.4 percent revenue share in the third quarter of 2009. Symantec held onto the second position with 17.8 percent revenue share, while IBM finished in the third position with 12.2 percent revenue share. NetApp finished in the fourth position with 7.6 percent revenue share while CA rounded out the top 5 with 3.9 revenue share.
Michael Margossian, research analyst for storage software at IDC, said: “The storage software market was barely able to maintain a positive sequential growth rate in the third quarter of 2009. For the second quarter in a row, only two of the top 5 vendors displayed a positive growth over the previous quarter. EMC and IBM displayed positive growth rates of 5.7 percent, and 6.9 percent respectively, while Symantec, NetApp, and CA each had negative growth rates from the previous quarter of –2.1 percent, –8.9 percent, and –3 percent respectively.”
Mr Margossian added: “In the third quarter we saw EMC regain the top spot in the replication market, with 10.7 percent growth over 2Q09, while NetApp declined 10.1 percent. Last quarter NetApp made a big push for their fiscal year end, which for the first time made them the market leader, but NetApp has fallen back to second position with 29.5 percent market share, where EMC has a 32.5 percent share.
“Two out of the top three vendors in the data protection and recovery market grew sequentially (IBM and EMC) while the leader Symantec declined at 1.2 percent. Symantec is still the market leader with 31.1 percent market share, and IBM and EMC having 14.1 percent and 12.8 percent market share respectively.”
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