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EMC Achieves Decade of Storage Software Market Share Leadership-Gains Market Share

EMC Captures More Than 2X the Market Share of Closest Leading Vendor in Storage Infrastructure Software Market, Driven by Customer Adoption of EMC FAST Technology, According to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software Qview

HOPKINTON, Mass., March 6, 2012 - 

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the #1 worldwide storage software market leader in total revenue for the 10th consecutive year, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software QView, March 2012. EMC outpaced the storage software market growth and gained market share during the fourth quarter and full calendar year of 2011. EMC also recently announced its position as the leading provider of external disk storage systems for the 15th consecutive year in factory revenue, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker, March 2012.

EMC's decade of leadership, and most recently its ability to capture 2X the 2011 market share of the closest leading vendor in the storage infrastructure software market, is driven in large part by rapid customer adoption of EMC® FAST (Fully Automated Storage Tiering). EMC FAST is one of EMC's fastest-growing storage software products. The technology enables customers to achieve higher levels of performance, cost efficiency and storage utilization in virtual data centers by exploiting the benefits of enterprise Flash drives and a tiered architecture. Additionally, in 2011, EMC shipped over 24 PBs of Flash drive capacity—more than any other storage vendor in the market today (see related news release).

IDC Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software QView Highlights

  • EMC maintained its #1 leadership position in the overall storage software market for 2011.
  • EMC outpaced the storage software market with 13.9% year-over-year growth, while the overall market grew 11.3% in 2011.
  • EMC leads the storage infrastructure software market with 41.6% market share in 2011-more than 2X that of the closest leading vendor, capturing 10.5 points of additional market share compared to 2010, and grew storage infrastructure software revenue at 52.5%.

"EMC is leading customers on their journey to hybrid cloud computing, which is forever changing the way IT is built, operated and consumed. Data centers have been consolidated, standardized and virtualized. Customers are using 'smart' software, like EMC FAST, to automate more and more of what previously were burdensome administrative tasks to make their data centers more reliable and efficient. EMC's decade of storage software market leadership has been achieved by continually innovating and delivering solutions like FAST that drive the adoption of powerful technologies like enterprise Flash drives," said Pat Gelsinger, President and Chief Operating Officer, EMC Information Infrastructure Products.

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