Hopkinton, - April 04, 2002 -
In a year when businesses and governments faced unprecedented requirements for business continuity solutions, EMC Corporation was the clear leader in Data Replication software revenue, achieving five times the market share of its closest competitor. According to a new report issued this week by Gartner Dataquest*, EMC established a 55% revenue share in 2001 of a $1.1 billion market segment that Gartner forecasts will quintuple over the next five years**. EMC was the #1 provider of data replication software for every major operating system, and the #1 overall provider of storage management software. (For more information on the full report, see today's related news release, "EMC Extended Lead in 2001 as #1 Storage Management Software Supplier.")
Jim Rothnie, EMC's Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, said, "Data replication software is the enabling technology for continuous information availability. The overwhelming market move to disk-based replication can be attributed to the increased urgency of virtually instant recovery after an outage, ensuring zero data loss and rapid resumption of operations. Concurrently, the global move toward networked storage has established the need for data replication solutions capable of working with any and all operating environments. EMC invented and pioneered storage-based data replication software, and our advantages in technology, interoperability and services are perfectly positioned to meet these burgeoning requirements."
According to Gartner Dataquest's report ("2001 Storage Management Software Market Share), EMC led the Unix-based data replication software market with a 78% revenue share, 17 times greater than its closest competitor; EMC led in Windows-based data replication software with a 51% share, 4 times greater than its closest competitor; EMC led in iSeries/400-based data replication software with a 54% share; and EMC led in mainframe-based data replication software with a 37.9% share.
Carolyn DiCenzo, Chief Analyst for Gartner Dataquest's Storage Management Software and SAN Appliances research group, said, "Companies continue to double storage capacity each year, and they must evolve their business continuity solutions in parallel. SANs, intelligent storage appliances and new data replication techniques will transform the way traditional storage backup and recovery is accomplished over the next few years."
Industry experts believe many companies' information availability measures have lagged behind their growing storage requirements. In a recent survey of executives responsible for their organizations' business continuity plans, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, nearly 40% said it would take days or longer to bring records back online in the event of a disaster at their data center, while 7% conceded it would take longer than a week, if they were able to get the data online at all.
EMC Data Replication Solutions
EMC's expertise in data replication technology can be attributed to the lessons learned from deploying more than 30,000 data replication software licenses over the past six years. EMC data replication solutions include:
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in information storage systems, software, networks and services, providing the information infrastructure for a connected world. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at http://www.EMC.com.
*Gartner Dataquest "2001 Storage Management Software Market Share", C. DiCenzo. 27 March 2002.
**Gartner Dataquest "Storage Management Software Forecasts: 2002-2006", C. DiCenzo. 27 March 2002.
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