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. 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 2005 Q4 2004 Growth
Vendor Revenue Share Revenue Share YTY
EMC $714 29.2% $674 30.7% 5.8%
Symantec $481 19.7% $461 21.0% 4.4%
IBM $280 11.5% $211 9.6% 32.6%
Network Appliance $164 6.7% $116 5.3% 41.2%
Hewlett-Packard $159 6.5% $150 6.8% 6.1%
Others $647 26.4% $587 26.7% 10.3%
All Vendors $2,446 100.0% $2,200 100.0% 11.2%
Source: IDC