Top storage software vendors in 2005: EMC, Symantec, IBM

In 2005, EMC maintained its lead in the storage software market with 29.7% revenue share, followed by Symantec and IBM with 20.

In 2005, EMC maintained its lead in the storage software market with 29.7% revenue share, followed by Symantec and IBM with 20.3% and 10.5% revenue share, respectively. Network Appliance and HP rounded out the top 5 in a statistical tie with 6.6% and 6.5%, respectively. Among the top 5 vendors, Network Appliance and IBM posted the strongest YTY revenue growth during 2005, with 45.4% and 26.8% growth, respectively.

Storage software market in 2005
 20052004Growth
VendorRevenueShareRevenueShareYTY
EMC$2,635 29.7%$2,371 30.1%11.2%
Symantec$1,798 20.3%$1,680 21.3%7.1%
IBM$934 10.5%$737 9.4%26.8%
Network Appliance$585 6.6%$402 5.1%45.4%
Hewlett-Packard$578 6.5%$552 7.0%4.8%
Others$2,336 26.3%$2,133 27.1%9.5%
All Vendors$8,867 100.0%$7,874 100.0%12.6%
Source: IDC

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