Storage software market leaders in Q4 2005: EMC, Symantec, IBM

EMC led the global storage software market in Q4 2005 with 29.2% revenue share.

EMC led the global storage software market in Q4 2005 with 29.2% revenue share. Symantec took the second position with 19.7% revenue share, while IBM finished in the third position with 11.5% revenue share, posting a strong result of 32.6% YTY growth. Network Appliance and HP once again rounded the top 5 in a statistical tie with 6.7% and 6.5% revenue share, respectively. Network Appliance and IBM posted the strongest YTY revenue growth among the top 5 vendors, with 41.3% and 32.6% YTY growth, respectively.

Top storage software vendors in Q4 2005
 Q4 2005Q4 2004Growth
VendorRevenueShareRevenueShareYTY
EMC$71429.2%$67430.7%5.8%
Symantec$48119.7%$46121.0%4.4%
IBM$28011.5%$2119.6%32.6%
Network Appliance$1646.7%$1165.3%41.2%
Hewlett-Packard$1596.5%$1506.8%6.1%
Others$64726.4%$58726.7%10.3%
All Vendors$2,446100.0%$2,200100.0%11.2%
Source: IDC