Enterprise Storage Market Grew 34.4 Percent in 1Q18

Enterprise Storage Market Grew 34.4 Percent in 1Q18

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The total worldwide enterprise storage systems factory revenue grew 34.4% year over year during the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18) to $13.0 billion, according to IDC. Total capacity shipments were up 79.1% year over year to 98.8 exabytes during the quarter.

Revenue generated by the group of original design manufacturers (ODMs) selling directly to hyperscale datacenters increased 80.4% year over year in 1Q18 to $3.1 billion. This represented 23.9% of total enterprise storage investments during the quarter. Sales of server-based storage increased 34.2% year over year, to $3.6 billion in revenue. This represented 28.0% of total enterprise storage investments. The external storage systems market was worth $6.3 billion during the quarter, up 19.3% from 1Q17.

Dell was the largest supplier for the quarter, accounting for 21.6% of total enterprise storage systems revenue and growing 43.0% over 1Q17. HPE/New H3C Group was the second largest supplier with 17.7% share of revenue. NetApp generated 6.8% of total revenue, making it the third largest vendor during the quarter.

Hitachi and IBM were statistically tied as the fourth largest suppliers with 3.6% and 3.0% respective share of revenue during the quarter. As a single group, storage systems sales by original design manufacturers (ODMs) directly to hyperscale datacenter customers accounted for 23.9% of global spending during the quarter.

Top 5 Vendors, Enterprise Storage Systems Market, 1Q18 (Revenues in US$ millions)

Company

1Q18 Revenue

1Q18 Share

1Q17 Revenue

1Q17 Share

1Q18/1Q17 Growth

1. Dell

$2,815.0

21.6%

$1,968.2

20.3%

43.0%

2. HPE/New H3C Group

$2,307.2

17.7%

$1,950.1

20.1%

18.3%

3. NetApp

$890.1

6.8%

$731.6

7.6%

21.7%

T4. Hitachi

$464.4

3.6%

$460.1

4.8%

0.9%

T4. IBM

$387.0

3.0%

$455.3

4.7%

-15.0%

ODM Direct

$3,111.5

23.9%

$1,725.0

17.8%

80.4%

Others

$3,035.7

23.3%

$2,392.0

24.7%

26.9%

All Vendors

$13,010.9

100.0%

$9,682.4

100.0%

34.4%

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