Storage s/w market declines 10pc y-o-y: IDC

By : |September 8, 2009 0

FRAMINGHAM, USA: Worldwide storage software market experienced another decline in year-over-year growth in the second quarter of 2009 (2Q09) with revenues of $2.8 billion, representing -9.8 percent growth over the same quarter one year ago. This is according to IDC`s Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software Tracker.

Michael Margossian, research analyst, Storage Software, IDC, said: "The storage software market is slowly starting to recover with positive growth over the first quarter of 2009. While only two out of the top five vendors experienced growth over the previous quarter, the replication market grew five percent compared to
1Q09 led by NetApp, which has been refocusing its efforts and grew 20 percent from the previous quarter."

Noemi Greyzdorf, research manager, Storage Software, IDC, said: "In the second quarter we generally start to see growth from the first quarter, and this year was no exception. The data protection and recovery market had a sequential growth rate of nearly three percent and the top three vendors in this market – Symantec, IBM, and EMC – all had positive growth. In addition, the device management and archiving software markets each managed positive gains over the first quarter."

EMC led the overall market with 22.4 percent revenue share in the second quarter of 2009. Symantec held onto the second position with 18.5 percent revenue share, while IBM finished in the third position with 11.5 percent revenue share. NetApp finished in the fourth position with 8.5 percent revenue share while CA rounded out the top five with 4.1 percent revenue share.

Top 5 Vendors, Worldwide Storage Software Revenue, Second Quarter of 2009 (Revenues are in Millions)


2Q09 Revenue

2Q09 Market Share

2Q08 Revenue

2Q08 Market Share

2Q09/2Q08 Revenue


1. EMC






2. Symantec






3. IBM






4. NetApp






5. CA












All Vendors











Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software Tracker, September 2009.

Notes: Starting in Q2 2007, IBM is reported as the combined entity of IBM and Softek.

Taxonomy Note: IDC has updated its storage software taxonomy to reflect changes in the market over the last several years. The storage software taxonomy includes eight functional markets: data protection and recovery, archiving (including email archiving), storage replication, storage management, storage device management, storage infrastructure, file system, and "other".

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