Storage market leaders: HP, IBM, EMC, Dell, Hitachi, Sun
HP still holds the lead in overall storage revenue, but rivals IBM and EMC are closing the gap. HP pulled in $1.4 bln in the fourth quarter and saw its market share rise slightly to 25.6%. IBM gained two points of market share to 25.4% and sold $1.4 bln worth of goods. EMC also gained more than one point of market share to 13.3% and shipped $745 mil in product. Dell, Hitachi and Sun Microsystems rounded out the top vendors with $367 mil, $287 mil and $284 mil in sales, respectively. Sun was the lone top vendor to see its revenue growth drop, as it brought in $313 mil in Q4 2003.