FRAMINGHAM, Mass., September 6, 2010 - According to the International Data Corporation (IDC)
Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software Tracker, the worldwide storage software market experienced
continued gains in the second quarter of 2010 (2Q10) with revenues of nearly $3.0 billion,
representing 3.3% growth over the same quarter one year ago, but a 2.3% decrease from the previous
"The gains in the storage software market in the second quarter were largely the result of
overall growth from some of the large suppliers. The growth for the quarter came from EMC (up 13.3%
year over year), IBM (up 10.6%), and NetApp (up 6.0%)," said Laura DuBois, program vice president,
Storage Software at IDC. "From a segment perspective, growth is coming from spending in four
segments of storage software: data protection and recovery (up 4.9% year over year), archiving (up
8.2%), storage management (up 5.8%), and storage infrastructure (up 12.7%)."
The storage software revenue growth of 3.3% is in line with worldwide external disk storage
systems factory revenues, which posted year-over-year growth of 20.4%, totaling $5.0 billion in the
second quarter of 2010.
Notes:Starting in Q2 2007, IBM is reported as the combined entity of IBM and Softek.
Taxonomy Note: IDC has updated its storage software taxonomy to reflect changes in the market
over the last several years. The storage software taxonomy includes eight functional markets: data
protection and recovery, archiving (including email archiving), storage replication, storage
management, storage device management, storage infrastructure, file system, and "other". IDC's
Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software Tracker is a quantitative tool for analyzing the global
storage software market. This Tracker counts new license and maintenance revenues quarterly and
provides data segmentations by vendor, submarket, functional product family, and region.