External storage market up 5.1% in 2004

External storage market generated $15.5 bln in 2004 and grew by 5.

External storage market generated $15.5 bln in 2004 and grew by 5.1% compared to 2003 revenues, according to Gartner. Network Appliance and Dell demonstrated the most impressive growth numbers, while EMC remained the market leader.

Worldwide external controller-based
disk storage vendor revenue estimates for 2004
Vendor2004
Revenue
2004
Market share
2003
Revenue
2003
Market share
2003-2004
Growth
 mln mln  
EMC$3,063.622.6%$2,652.020.6%15.5%
Hewlett-Packard$2,240.116.5%$2,394.218.6%-6.4%
IBM$1,631.912.0%$1,712.113.3%-4.7%
Hitachi/HDS$1,181.78.7%$1,166.99.1%1.3%
Sun Microsystems$851.46.3%$881.06.8%-3.4%
Dell$782.85.8%$634.24.9%23.4%
Network Appliance$737.15.4%$586.94.6%25.6%
StorageTek$162.41.2%$136.81.1%18.7%
Others$2,893.421.4%$2,725.021.1%6.2%
Total$13,544.5100%$12,889.0100%5.1%
Source:Gartner Dataquest