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EMC Increases #1 Position In External Disk Storage Systems, Analyst Firm Reports

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, increased its longstanding position as the top provider of external disk storage systems, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker, March 2010.

HOPKINTON, Mass., March 5, 2010 - 

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, increased its longstanding position as the top provider of external disk storage systems, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker, March 2010. [a]

Pat Gelsinger,President and Chief Operating Officer, EMC Information InfrastructureProducts  said, “The move to fully virtualized data centers and ultimately private cloud computing is fundamentally and forever altering the way IT environments are designed and operated. This undeniable trend creates potential disruption for some and unprecedented opportunity for those who, in a planned manner, invest wisely to get out ahead of the curve. EMC’s ability to increase our market share lead, at this exciting juncture in IT history, is proof positive that customers endorse the fundamental strength of our information storage platforms today while embracing their ability to play a central role in tomorrow’s virtualized infrastructures.”

In addition to its number one position in revenue and capacity shipped in the external disk storage systems market for 2009, EMC maintained its worldwide leadership in the external RAID, total open networked storage (NAS combined with Open/iSCSI SAN), open Storage Area Network (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) markets. In the NAS market, EMC significantly extended its number one position in 2009 by growing significantly faster and taking share from its nearest competitor.  

Key Highlights

EMC was able to increase its number one market share position in the external disk storage systems market in 2009 by continuing to deliver the best, broadest and most integrated storage portfolio to meet the needs of the virtualized data centers that are transforming the IT landscape.  In the high-end storage market, EMC has set a new standard for innovation to meet the growing requirements for massive scalability and automated data movement in these new data centers.  In the mid-tier, the company’s unified storage offerings have given customers the flexibility they need in deploying multi-protocol (SAN and NAS), without sacrificing performance in either environment, and its success continues to set the pace in the industry.

[a] Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker, March 2010

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