EMC CORP JUMPS TO NO. 1 POSITION IN ASIA-PACIFIC: IDC
MANILA, Jul 03, 2001 (AsiaPulse via COMTEX) -- EMC Corporation, the world leader in information storage,is the No. 1 supplier of external storage systems in the Asia-Pacific region, excluding Japan, for 2000, according to a new report by International Data Corporation (IDC).
EMC's market share increased by nearly six per cent from 18.4 to 24.2 per cent, outpacing its closest competitor in the external storage market by close to seven points.
In terms of terabyte shipments, EMC also led with a 17.2 per cent share of the total shipment of 9,691 TB in 2000.
External storage systems displayed strong growth in the region, increasing from 55.2 to 63.7 per cent of total storage revenue from 1999 to 2000 and accounting for US$1.5 billion in revenues for the Asia- Pacific region, excluding Japan, in 2000, a reduction of more than 44 per cent from 1999 and showing that storage is increasingly becoming a separate decision from servers.
Other highlights of the new IDC report indicate an increase in EMC's market share in every major information storage hardware segment in 2000a:
-- In the Unix external storage, a market segment that grew nearly 40 per cent overall in 2000, EMC captured a 15.1 per cent share, and increase from its 12.6 per cent share in 1999.
-- In mainframe (S/390)storage, EMC extended its market lead by 3 percentage points from 44.3 to 47.3 per cent, accounting for revenues in excess of US$109 million.
-- In Windows NT, a segment that grew 55 per cent to US$667 million in 2000, EMC increased its share to 12.6 per cent.
Storage growth in 2000 was boosted by the exponential growth of information across all industries. The increased use of email, the adoption of e-commerce by organizations, and the introduction of enterprise business applications such as CRM and SCM, data warehousing and data mining are all factors that contributed to an absolute explosion of information.
"EMC has brought leading-edge solutions to the market and has effectively executed its go-to-market strategy through a combination of direct and indirect channels. We will continue to gain ground because of our customer base in the telecommunications, banking and manufacturing sectors where information is increasingly mission critical," said Steve Querner, Vice President of EMC Asia-Pacific.
Querner added, "Business today needs a seamless flow of communication, collaboration, and commerce and it is this realization that is creating a move away from the common server-centric model towards an information centric I.T. infrastructure that is built around their most vital asset-information."
The IDC report highlighted networked storage, which comprises both SAN (storage area networks) and NAS (network-attached storage) deployments, as the new direction for the information storage space in 2001.
"The benefits of the networked storage vision is expected to be realized as users gain confidence in their early implementations and extend the network storage architectures across the enterprise," said Sydney-based IDC analyst Graham Penn.
Also noted in the report by IDC is the criticality of software and storage management issues in an information storage solution.
The year-to-year increase in EMC's worldwide software revenues was 73 per cent for the first quarter of 2001.