Storage Facts, Figures and Financials

Facts, Figures and Financials from the world of storage technology.

February 16, 2004

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Content Storage: All the Rage

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Digital content, which accounted for 18% of enterprises' total storage capacity in 2002, will account for 39% in 2006. Here's a snapshot of the content-storage-systems market.

Market size (in revenue): $160 million in 2002; $1.3 billion in 2006

Market growth rates: Five-year compound annual growth of 32%

Market leaders: Network Appliance, EMC

Market challengers: Isilon Systems, StorageTek, Spinnaker Networks and othersSource: The Yankee Group

FC Switches Still Going Strong
Sales of SAN Fibre Channel switches and host bus adapters grew 3% in Q3 2003, to $446 million. Brocade Communications Systems led the market with $275 million in FC switch revenue, followed by McData Corp., Cisco Systems and QLogic Corp.

Source: Dell'Oro Group

Who's Fanning The Fire

EMC led the way in storage-software sales as of Q3 2003, with 26.1% revenue share. Veritas took second place. Computer Associates and IBM tied for third. Hewlett-Packard ranked fourth.

Source: IDC

Because Uncle Sam Said So, That's Why

Compliance is being driven by more than 15,000 U.S. and international government regulations mandating document retention, management and preservation based on vertical and regulatory criteria.Source: The Yankee Group

Good Thinking (But What Happened to The Other 39%?)

61% of Global 2000 enterprises had a data-retention strategy in place in 2003.

Source: The Yankee Group


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