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EMC Expands #1 Position in External Disk Storage Systems, Analyst Firm Reports


IDC’s Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker Shows EMC #1 in External Storage for 2008
HOPKINTON, Mass..- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, was the top provider of external disk storage systems again in 2008, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker, March 2009. [a]

In addition to being number one in revenue and capacity shipped in the external disk storage systems market for 2008, EMC extended its revenue share lead over its top two largest competitors.

EMC’s #1 2008 share of the worldwide networked storage market – which includes NAS (network attached storage), Fibre Channel SAN (storage area network) and iSCSI SAN – was more than double that of its nearest competitors. In NAS, EMC significantly extended its #1 position in 2008 by growing more than five times as fast and taking share from its nearest competitor.

“2008 was another successful year as EMC continued to innovate, execute and offer more updates and features to its line of storage arrays than any other vendor in the market, driving our leadership position for another consecutive year,” said BJ Jenkins, EMC’s Senior Vice President, Global Marketing. “We set a new standard by offering customers enterprise flash drives more than a year ago and today we are the only vendor providing them across our entire portfolio of arrays. EMC also set a new bar in mid-tier array functionality by delivering more industry-changing advancements like dual-protocol support, thin provisioning, spin down and integration with VMware. Finally, we extended our leadership in NAS with new, low-end unified storage, helping customers leverage the most appropriate protocols for their network. Our goal for the remainder of 2009 with customers is simple – continue providing them with solutions that help them save money, minimize energy consumption and optimize their virtual infrastructures.”


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