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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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