Menu
Disk storage market shows anemic growth

Disk storage market shows anemic growth

High-end storage sales continue to fall

The total disk storage systems market barely grew in the second quarter at a 0.3 percent year-over-year increase, with a continued drop in high-end storage sales, according to research firm IDC.

During the quarter, the disk storage market raked in US$7.8 billion in revenue, on internal storage sales coming from the Asia Pacific region, and emerging markets, IDC said in a report on Friday.

High-end storage sales, however, fell for the fourth consecutive quarter. At the same time, midrange storage sales also dropped in the period, signaling that "weak demand is spreading to other parts of the market," said IDC analyst Eric Sheppard in the report.

Demand for storage systems has generally been falling in mature markets, as customers rely more on storage optimization technologies to help extend the longevity of their existing systems. But IDC said a bright spot was growth in entry-level storage systems, and increasing sales in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

In the external disk storage market, total revenue shrank in the second quarter by 1.4 percent from last year to reach $5.9 billion. When accounting for both internal and external systems, the total storage capacity shipped in the period was 11.5 exabytes, for a 23.9 percent year-over-year growth, which IDC said was still "relatively low by historic comparisons.'

EMC remained the largest supplier in the total disk storage systems space, but saw its market share fall by over 1 percent from a year ago, to reach 22.7 percent. Nearly all the top storage vendors saw revenue decreases, save for Hewlett-Packard, the second largest vendor, which saw its market share rise to 17.5 percent.

Instead, much of the storage sales growth came from smaller vendors. In the external storage market, EMC also led with a 30.1 percent share, while NetApp held on to the second spot, with a 13 percent share.

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags storagenetappemcHewlett-Packard

Slideshows

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Reseller News looks back on a tumultuous 12 months for the New Zealand channel, assessing the fallout from a year of sizeable industry change. Whether it be local or global mergers and acquisitions, distribution deals or job changes, the channel that started the year differs somewhat to the one set to finish it - Reseller News assesses the key moments that made 2016.​

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016
​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

Hewlett Packard Enterprise honoured its top performing Kiwi partners at the second running of its HPE Partner Awards in New Zealand, held at a glitzy ceremony in Auckland. Recognising excellence across eight categories - from distributors to resellers - the tech giant celebrated its first year as a standalone company, following its official split from HP in 2015.

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel
Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix recently took to the seas for a Christmas Cruise around Sydney Harbour with its Australia and New Zealand staff, customers and partners to celebrate a stellar year for the vendor. With the sun out, they were all smiles and mingled over drinks and food.

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise
Show Comments