Top storage software vendors in 2005: EMC, Symantec, IBM

In 2005, EMC maintained its lead in the storage software market with 29.7% revenue share, followed by Symantec and IBM with 20.3% and 10.5% revenue share, respectively. Network Appliance and HP rounded out the top 5 in a statistical tie with 6.6% and 6.5%, respectively. Among the top 5 vendors, Network Appliance and IBM posted the strongest YTY revenue growth during 2005, with 45.4% and 26.8% growth, respectively.

Storage software market in 2005
  2005 2004 Growth
Vendor Revenue Share Revenue Share YTY
EMC $2,635 29.7% $2,371 30.1% 11.2%
Symantec $1,798 20.3% $1,680 21.3% 7.1%
IBM $934 10.5% $737 9.4% 26.8%
Network Appliance $585 6.6% $402 5.1% 45.4%
Hewlett-Packard $578 6.5% $552 7.0% 4.8%
Others $2,336 26.3% $2,133 27.1% 9.5%
All Vendors $8,867 100.0% $7,874 100.0% 12.6%
Source: IDC