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Storage wars: EMC vs. IBM vs. Symantec

Storage wars: EMC vs. IBM vs. Symantec

Which vendor maintained its position as the leading storage software supplier during 2014?

EMC maintained its position as the leading storage software supplier during 2014 with a worldwide market share of 27.2%, followed by IBM (14.2%) and Symantec (12.8%).

As the battle for storage supremacy heats up, IDC findings show that the worldwide storage software market increased 6.1% year over year during the third calendar quarter of 2014 (3Q14).

With revenue during the quarter totalling nearly $3.8 billion, data protection and recovery software sales were up 6.1% year over year to $1.4 billion in sales.

Sales of storage infrastructure software were up 6.5% year over year to $421.5 million while storage and device management software sales were up 7.3% year over year to $734 million.

"Storage software sales were up across all functional markets, but software-defined storage platforms sales clearly led the pack," says Jingwen Li, Research Analyst, Storage Software, IDC.

"Up 39.4% year over year, the software-defined storage platforms market is benefiting from an increased desire to control costs by utilising commodity hardware when building storage systems."


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