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 18.3% 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
  2005 2004 Growth
  Revenue Share Revenue Share YTY
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 $5,054 31.1% $4,769 32.9% 6.0%
Total $16,245 100.0% $14,492 100.0% 12.1%
Source: IDC