EMC leads storage management software market
EMC Corporation was declared the world's leading provider of storage management software in 2001, according to a new report from Gartner Dataquest. EMC led the $4.9 billion market last year with 30.4 percent revenue share in 2001, outpacing the closest competitor by more than 10 percentage points. In the Middle East, EMC enlarged its software market share through deployments at customer sites including National Bank of Dubai, National Bank of Abu Dhabi and Etisalat.
EMC also led two storage management software segments—Storage Infrastructure and Enterprise Resource Management—which Gartner Dataquest predicts will together represent over 70 percent of the total storage management software market by 2006. The report also notes that EMC came in first in Data Replication software revenue in 2001, leading the sub-segment with 55 percent share—five times larger than the next competitor.
“Businesses in the Middle East are increasingly concerned about managing their data stored across different technology platforms, and ensuring the security of that data. Both of these challenges are addressed by EMC’s storage software,” commented Thierry Louesse, regional general manager for EMC in the Middle East.
In Storage Infrastructure Software, EMC led with 45.5 percent share, more than three times the share of its closest competitor, according to Gartner Dataquest. In 2001 the Storage Infrastructure Software segment was the largest of the three segments and includes load balancing software such as EMC PowerPath, data mobility software such as EMC HighRoad, and data replication solutions such as EMC SRDF (Symmetrix Remote Data Facility), EMC TimeFinder, EMC MirrorView and EMC SnapView.
EMC led the Enterprise Resource Management Software (ESRM) segment in 2001 with 51.7 percent share, a gain of nearly 10 percentage points over 2000 and nearly five times the share of its closest competitor. According to Gartner, the second fastest growing storage management software segment provides for the management of various storage resources on the network. The segment includes open management software, such as EMC ESN Manager and EMC StorageScope, and EMC ControlCenter, the bedrock of EMC's Auto IS strategy. — (menareport.com)
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