External Storage Capacity Sales in CEMA Region Surged 40% in Q3 2012, According to IDC
28 Jan 2013
28, 2013 – The external storage market in Central and
Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (CEMA) accelerated its
growth in the third quarter of 2012 and reached 304.7 PB, which
represents an increase of 40.0% year on year. According to market
research and advisory company IDC, end-user spending on external
storage increased in the same period by almost 18% to $501 million. The
growth surge of the market is attributed mainly to the performance of
second-tier and local vendors.
Major players including EMC, HP, and IBM continued to dominate
the market. However, for the first time since 2006, they captured less
than 70% combined market value share. EMC maintained the leading
position, with 35.7% market share based on 13.6% growth over Q3 2011.
HP returned to second place at 17.3%, and IBM ranked third with 15.2%.
The latter two vendors increased shipments compared to the third
quarter of 2011, but by less than 4%.
"The competition on the storage market intensified as
second-tier international and local vendors in the largest CEMA
countries performed better than the market average," says Pavel Roland,
IDC's research manager for storage systems in the CEMA region. "The
majority of these vendors posted two- and three-digit value growth due
to making significant inroads into the government segment, as well as
increasing shipments to large and medium-sized businesses."
"In terms of open networked storage performance, the NAS
market grew faster than in the second quarter of 2012, to significantly
outperform open SAN systems," says Marina Kostova, storage systems
research analyst with IDC CEMA. "The factors behind this development
were the increasing number of new multiprotocol solutions, vendors
adding NAS capability to existing SAN storage, and small industry
players targeting SMBs with affordable, easy-to-use NAS systems."
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