Top external storage vendors: EMC, HP, IBM, Dell

In 2005, EMC maintained its lead in the external disk storage systems market with 20.7% revenue share, followed by HP and IBM with 18.

In 2005, EMC maintained its lead in the external disk storage systems market with 20.7% revenue share, followed by HP and IBM with 18.3% and 13.6% revenue share, respectively. Dell and Hitachi rounded out the top 5 with 8.4% and 8.0%, respectively. Among the top 5 suppliers, Dell and IBM posted the strongest YTY revenue growth during 2005, with 36.5% and 23.8% growth, respectively. For the full year, the total disk storage systems market posted 10.7% growth to $23.7 bln. In the total worldwide disk storage systems market, HP lead the market with 23.1% followed by IBM with 20.3% revenue share respectively. EMC maintained the third position with 14.2% revenue share. Dell and IBM posted the largest year-over-year revenue growth among the top 5 vendors during the quarter, with 29.9% and 12.0% growth respectively.

Worldwide external disk storage systems in 2005
 20052004Growth
 RevenueShareRevenueShareYTY
EMC$3,364 20.7%$3,054 21.1%10.2%
HP$2,965 18.3%$2,649 18.3%11.9%
IBM$2,206 13.6%$1,782 12.3%23.8%
Dell$1,358 8.4%$995 6.9%36.5%
Hitachi$1,297 8.0%$1,243 8.6%4.3%
Others$5,05431.1%$4,769 32.9%6.0%
Total$16,245 100.0%$14,492 100.0%12.1%
Source: IDC