EMEA External Storage Market Returns to Explosive Growth

EMEA External Storage Market Returns to Explosive Growth

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The total EMEA external storage systems value increased almost by 24% in dollars in the first quarter of 2018 (+7.4% in euros), according to IDC.

The all-flash-array (AFA) market value recorded high double-digit growth in dollars (58.7%), accounting for 32.7% of overall external storage sales in the region, with most gains recorded in the CEMA subregion. Hybrid arrays, in turn, came close to representing half of total external storage shipments (49.1%). The growth in flash-powered arrays came at the expense of HDD-only systems, which recorded yet another double-digit decline (-24.9%).

The Western European market grew 23.9% in U.S. dollar terms, and by 7.4% in euro terms. All flash arrays remained stable at a third of total shipments, with a year-on-year increase well exceeding 50%. Alongside Western Europe, the external storage market in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMA) reached 24.1% YoY growth ($423.2 million) triggered by a solid double-digit value boost in both subregions, CEE and MEA.

Top 5 Vendors Value ($M)

Vendor

1Q17

1Q17 Share

1Q18

1Q18 Share

1Q18 YoY Growth

Dell EMC

$ 407.51

26.03%

$ 631.02

32.53%

54.85%

NetApp

$ 282.40

18.04%

$ 343.71

17.72%

21.71%

HPE

$ 242.51

15.49%

$ 269.75

13.91%

11.23%

IBM

$ 166.93

10.66%

$ 144.96

7.47%

-13.16%

Hitachi

$ 146.63

9.37%

$ 137.80

7.10%

-6.02%

Others

$ 319.49

20.41%

$ 412.73

21.28%

29.19%

Grand total

$ 1,565.46

100.00%

$ 1,939.97

100.00%

23.92%

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