Worldwide enterprise storage market up 14% in Q4

Friday 2 March 2018 | 15:21 CET | News

Total worldwide enterprise storage systems factory revenue was up 13.7 percent year over year to just under USD 13.6 billion in Q4 2017, according to a study by IDC. Total capacity shipments were up 39.3 percent year over year to 89.2 exabytes during the quarter. HPE/New H3C Group and Dell Inc. were statistically tied for the number 1 position of the total worldwide enterprise storage systems market, accounting for 18.9 percent and 18.0 percent of spending, respectively.

Revenue growth increased within the group of original design manufacturers (ODMs) that sell directly to hyperscale data centres. This portion of the market increased 34.3 percent year over year to just under USD 2.8 billion, researchers said. Sales of server-based storage increased 23.8 percent to USD 4.2 billion in revenue. External storage systems remained the largest market segment, with the USD 6.6 billion in sales representing an increase of 1.8 percent year over year.

On the enterprise storage systems market, HPE/New H3C Group and Dell Inc. are followed by IBM and NetApp which finished tied for third with 5.5 percent and 5.4 percent market share, respectively. Huawei and Hitachi were tied for the number 5 position. Huawei achieved 3.8 percent market share and Hitachi achieved 3.3 percent market share. As a single group, storage systems sales by original design manufacturers (ODMs) selling directly to hyperscale datacentre customers accounted for 20.4 percent of global spending during the quarter.

Dell Inc. was the largest external enterprise storage systems supplier during the quarter, accounting for 26.6 percent of worldwide revenues. HPE/New H3C Group finished in the number 2 position with 12.24 percent share during the quarter. NetApp and IBM were tied at third place with 11.2 percent and 10.9 percent market shares respectively. Hitachi rounded out the top 5 with 6.8 percent market share.


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