Worldwide storage software market in Q4 2006

The worldwide storage software market experienced its 13th consecutive quarter of YTY growth in Q4 2006 with revenues of $2.6 bln, a 3.1% increase over Q4 2005. Storage replication, one of the largest storage software markets, demonstrated YTY growth of 14.4% in Q4 2006. Meanwhile, the smaller but fast-growing Archive and HSM (Hierarchical Storage Management) market posted a 25.5% YTY growth rate. EMC led the overall market in q4 2006 with 27.9% revenue share in Q4 2006. Symantec took the second position with 18% revenue share, while IBM finished in the third position with 12.1% revenue share. Network Appliance finished in the fourth position with 9.6% revenue share. Again, CA and HP rounded out the top 5 in a statistical tie with 5.0% and 5.4% revenue share, respectively.

Worldwide storage software market in Q4 2006
  Q4 2006 Q5 2006 Growth
Vendor Revenue, mln. Share Revenue, mln. Share YTY
EMC $716 27.9% $703 28.2% 1.8%
Symantec $461 18.0% $487 19.5% -5.3%
IBM $312 12.1% $283 11.3% 10.3%
Network Appliance $246 9.6% $164 6.6% 49.3 %
Hewlett-Packard $138 5.4% $159 6.4% -13.5%
CA $128 5.0% $129 5.2% -1.1%
Others $567 22.1% $565 22.7% 0.5%
All Vendors $2,567 100.0% $2,491 100.0% 3.1%
Source: IDC