• Press Release

    October 01, 2014

    EMC Named 1 Most Shipped Storage for Mission Critical Applications

    EMC Shipped Most Terabytes for Enterprise Storage Supporting Major Enterprise Applications

    Story Highlights

    • New IDC Storage Users Demand Study (SUDS)i names EMC #1 in storage for major applications including Microsoft Exchange, SAP and Oracle applications, which are considered mission-critical by majority of respondents to the SUDS survey.
    • EMC led market with 30.8% revenue share and 26.3% of all terabytes shipped in 1H13 with external enterprise storage systems.
    • Most users with storage purchase strategies will also consider purchasing flash storage.

    HOPKINTON, MA - October 01, 2014 -

    EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced that it has been named the #1 storage vendor for both revenue and storage capacity shipped in IDC’s Storage User Demand Survey (SUDS) for the first half of 2013, which polls 1000+ end users from around the world. The survey focuses on analyzing current and future deployments of enterprise storage systems for particular data uses ranging from major enterprise applications to various segments of IT infrastructure support.

    EMC® is recognized as the top storage solution for Microsoft Exchange, Oracle and SAP applications, industry-specific applications, home directories, business intelligence and analytics, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and virtual servers.

     The study estimates that EMC led capacity with 26.3% of the overall external enterprise storage systems terabytes shipped in 1H13, and 30.8% revenue share. This is the third consecutive year that EMC has ranked #1 in this study, based on these criteria.

    In addition to the select data use cases covered, IDC also found that the booming flash market will continue to grow over the next 12 months, with 48% of respondents planning to purchase solid state storage (SSD and/or PCIe flash) in that timeframe. With several widely deployed flash solutions in its portfolio, EMC believes it is poised to help customers leverage flash as part of their overall storage strategy as demand for flash grows.

    Customer Quotes:

    Chris Green, VP/Enterprise Solutions Architect, Washington Trust Bank

    “There’s a reason so many companies standardize on EMC. Tested and proven technology, a broad portfolio, stellar services and flawless performance are what drew us to EMC solutions for execution of our storage strategy. We can’t afford to compromise our mission-critical apps, and EMC gives us the speed and access to reliably run them anytime. It’s no surprise that EMC is number one in this space—and yes, we’re looking at our EMC flash options for 2015.”

    Tom McKowen, VP-IT Enterprise Architect, Independent Bank

    “We’ve looked at other vendors, but always come back to EMC. We’ve built an IT shop that is very capable, very flexible, thanks to the EMC team. Our EMC infrastructure has definitely made us more competitive and responsive to change—and we’re looking forward to raising the bar even further once we deploy XtremIO.”

    Industry Analyst Quote:

    Natalya Yezhkova, Research Director, IDC

    “For the third year  of the IDC's Storage User Demand Study, EMC has come out as a leading supplier of external enterprise storage systems with regard to both revenue and capacity for most data use cases covered by the study. As enterprise application environments become more complex and the demand for flash grows, IDC analysis demonstrates that EMC is shipping the most storage capacity in support of today’s mission-critical IT needs.”

    EMC Executive quote:

    Jeremy Burton, President, Products and Marketing, EMC

    “IT trials and trends don’t change much year over year—but options to address them do. Our portfolio is designed to handle major enterprise apps across a variety of environments, and flash is a very powerful tool that allows EMC to help customers manage these critical challenges.”

    About Dell

    EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com

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    i Storage User Demand Study, 2013 – Fall Edition: Rising Adoption of Flash Storage, IDC #250106, August 2014

    iiIDC 2Q13 Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker