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HP Climbs to No. 1 Position in Total External Disk Storage Systems, Exceeds Market Growth


PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 1, 2006, According to market data released by IDC today, HP moved into a statistical tie with EMC for the No. 1 position in total external disk storage systems with 19.3 percent market share, outgrowing the market with 10.3 percent revenue growth year-over-year.(1)

HP also maintained the No. 1 position in worldwide total disk storage revenue for the17th consecutive quarter with 24 percent market share and 9.2 percent revenue growth year-over-year in the second quarter of 2006.

In the open storage area network (SAN) market, including fibre channel and iSCSI, HP reclaimed the No. 1 position with 25 percent revenue share and continued to hold the No. 1 market position in total open SAN unit shipments with 19.7 percent share worldwide.

“The latest IDC results are a strong indicator of the positive steps that HP has taken over the last year to strengthen its storage business and aggressively compete in the storage market,” said Bob Schultz, senior vice president and general manager, StorageWorks Division, HP. “We are making steady progress and are committed to delivering simplicity, agility and value to our customers and partners with innovative storage systems.”

Also during the quarter, HP continued with the No. 1 position in midrange(2) worldwide external disk array revenue share, a position it has held for four consecutive quarters, and the HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) family increased its external disk array revenue share for the sixth consecutive quarter.

Strong market acceptance of the HP EVA family is further illustrated by the latest quarterly financial results from HP, which showed that midrange storage revenues increased by 17 percent year-over-year.(3)

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1 IDC, Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker, Q2 2006.

2 Midrange is defined as systems priced between $15,000 and $300,000.

3 Financial results for HP’s third fiscal quarter ending July 31, 2006.

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