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Dell extends its lead in the enterprise storage systems market

Dell has extended its lead in the enterprise storage systems market, recording 27 per cent revenue growth in the last quarter.

New data from IDC revealed the manufacturer generated more than $2.5bn of revenue in the second of quarter of 2018, taking an 18.3 per cent share of the market.

HPE finished a close second, with a 17.3 per cent share of the market – more than 10 per cent higher than its closest followers NetApp (6.3 per cent) and IBM (4.6 per cent). But its revenue growth was significantly slower than Dell’s at 1.9 per cent.

The data, published in IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, showed that the market increased 21.3 per cent year on year to $13.2bn, with capacity shipments up 70.7 per cent to 111.8 exabytes.

“Strong 2Q18 growth was driven by an ongoing infrastructure refresh cycle, investments in next-generation workloads, expanded use in public cloud services and data-driven initiatives,” said IDC researcher Sebastian Lagana.

“The growing data economy is a big part of the current market growth. Companies of all sizes are investing in platforms that support their need to ingest, process, and disseminate large volumes of data cost effectively and without introducing new risks to the business.”