Sun Grows Disk Storage Business Across the Board

IDC today released the Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker results for Q4CY07 and Sun demonstrated growth in key market segments. Sun outgrew the overall disk storage systems market in revenue, terabytes and unit shipments quarter over quarter (Q/Q) and year over year (Y/Y). Sun posted the highest growth rate among the top five vendors in overall disk revenue at 16.1% increase, as well as continued UNIX (20.5%) disk storage systems revenue growth. Sun gained market share for both disk and UNIX revenue, procuring share from competitors IBM and HP.

These results are in-line with the positive momentum we're seeing in delivering next-generation disk storage systems for customers of all sizes,” said David Kenyon, vice-president, Storage marketing, Sun Microsystems, Inc. “ Our increase in market share is a testimony to our products, strategy and sales force and the desire of customers to look to storage systems vendors that use open software and general purpose hardware to present better economics than closed, proprietary alternatives.”

More specifically, the report showed growth for Sun in these areas:

  • Sun gained, while IBM and HP lost, market share points Y/Y in overall disk storage systems revenue;
  • Sun had the largest market share point gain of the top 6 vendors Y/Y in overall disk storage systems units shipped;
  • Sun grew 2x faster than the overall market in the total UNIX® disk storage systems revenue market;
  • For the 17th straight quarter, Sun held the #1 market share position in UNIX disk storage systems unit shipments;
  • Sun Fire x4500 (Thumper) as its units shipped doubled and revenue grew almost 2 times, Y/Y. Sun's products in the midrange are well positioned to take advantage of the growth that is forecast for this segment.

 

 
For more information please see
http://www.sun.com/storagetek/index.jsp or to download open storage software go to http://opensolaris.org/os/community/storage/

(1) IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker results for Q4CY07


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