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Source: The Register
Author: Chris Mellor
IDC's latest ratings show EMC way out in front in the storage software race, with second-place Symantec slowing down and CommVault trying to break out of the pack.
EMC was top with $696m revenues in the first quarter of this year, representing a 23 per cent share and a 13.7 per cent year-on-year gain. Symantec slipped back, still number two with $528m revenues - this was 0.5 per cent smaller than a year ago, and in a market that grew 7.2 per cent overall.
IBM was third with $430m revenues, 14.2 per cent share and growth of 11 per cent, followed by NetApp with $252m revenues, a long way south of EMC, an 8.3 per cent share and 8.1 per cent growth no repeat of its hardware revenue success in external storage over the same period.
CA grew at the same rate as the market, to $117m and a 3.9 per cent share. HP was statistically an equal 5th, being within one per cent of CA at $105m revenues, a 3.5 per cent share, and growth of 8.7 per cent. EMC earns more than six times as much money from storage software as HP does.
In the "Others" category, which accounted for 29.7 per cent of the market, CommVault outpaced everybody else with a 25 per cent jump in revenues to a revenue amount that is not disclosed. Its Simpana deduplicating backup and archive product must be doing well.