EMC tops in AP external storage sales

Data storage giant EMC Corp generated the highest revenues in external storage systems in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) last year.

SINGAPORE--Data storage giant EMC Corp generated the highest revenues in external storage systems in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) last year.

In a statement today, the company said an International Data Corp (IDC) report titled Asia Pacific Disk Storage Systems Databook 2001 showed that its market share in this segment grew from 18.4 percent in 1999 to 24.2 percent last year.

When contacted, IDC Asia Pacific senior analyst for tape and optical storage Martin Wijaya said EMC generated US$363 million in revenues from external storage systems. This was followed by IBM with US$261.2 million, Sun Microsystems with US$230.2 million, Compaq with US$176.4 million and Hewlett-Packard with US$154.3 million.

The report added that sales from external storage systems in the region rose from 55.2 percent of total storage revenues in 1999 to 63.7 percent in 2000. No actual revenue figures were given. However, external storage accounted for US$1.5 billion in sales in Asia Pacific last year.

According to EMC South Asia marketing manager Verdayne Nunis, it generated US$800 million from external storage, storage management software and services in the region (including Japan) last year.

In terms of terabyte shipments, the company said it led with a 17.2 percent share of the total shipment of 9,691 terabytes in 2000.

The IDC report also said that EMC captured 15.1 percent market share last year in the Unix external storage segment, compared with 12.6 percent in 1999. According to Wijaya, this segment registered total revenues of US$1.1 billion.

In addition, EMC extended its market lead to 47.3 percent, or US$109 million in revenues for mainframe (S/390) storage last year compared with 44.3 percent the year before.

In the Windows NT segment, EMC is said to have increased its market share to 12.6 percent.

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