I’m FURIOUSLY working on the tech breakouts for VMworld (as I’m also travelling across asia-pacific, China, and Japan - meeting with customers, EMCers, EMC partners). But – this is good enough for me to pause and do a quick post…
I love NAS. So simple, so powerful. Used for everything from basic home dirs to oil exploration, to curing cancer, to making the movies we all love to watch.
NAS is also growing like wildfire (along with other storage models). Gartner does a pretty good study of this, and the annual report is out. We’re pretty proud of it here at EMC.
In a nutshell – the key findings:
- EMC and NetApp retained almost 80% of the market. They were separated by more than $2 billion in revenue from IBM and HP, their next two largest competitors.
- No. 1 EMC grew its overall network-attached storage (NAS)/unified storage share to 47.9% (up from 41.7% in 2011), while No. 2 NetApp's overall NAS/unified storage share dropped to 30.3% (down from 36% in 2011).
- In the overall NAS/unified storage share ranking, the positions of the nine named vendors remained unchanged in 2012 (in order of share rank: EMC, NetApp, IBM, HP, Oracle, Netgear, Dell, Hitachi/Hitachi Data Systems and Fujitsu).
- For the fifth consecutive year, iSCSI storage area network (SAN) revenue and Fibre Channel SAN revenue continued to gain proportionate share in the overall NAS/unified market.
- The "pure NAS" market continues to grow at a much faster rate (15.9%) than the overall external controller-based (ECB) block-access market (2.3%), in large part due to the expanding NAS support of growing vertical applications and virtualization.
You can read the full report here: