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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – December 6, 2017 – According to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, All Flash Array market revenue grew 33 percent year-over-year in 3Q17, reaching $1.6 B. Dell EMC held the highest market share in the quarter while Huawei gained the most market share.

“Every storage vendor is growing sales in All Flash Arrays,” said Jimmy Yu, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “All Flash Array is a very important technology segment in external storage. In fact, as a percentage of external storage revenue, it has been growing dramatically—from 22 percent in 3Q16 to 28 percent in 3Q17. So every vendor is determined to expand their position in all-flash storage systems. It’s becoming a very competitive arena,” added Yu.

Dell EMC maintained their top share of the All Flash Array market. However, their outsized revenue share continues to be at risk as other manufacturers, such as Huawei and Hitachi Vantara, work to grow their presence in this market. In 3Q17, among the top equipment manufacturers, Huawei gained the most market share compared to the year ago period. Hewlett Packard Enterprise, following the acquisition of Nimble, experienced a market share loss of approximately 270 basis points year-over-year.

All Flash Array Storage Revenue Share for 3Q17
Equipment Manufacturer Revenue Share
Dell EMC 31 %
NetApp 17 %
Hewlett Packard Enterprise 14 %
Pure Storage 13 %
IBM 7 %


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The Dell’Oro Group Storage Systems Quarterly Report provides complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, units shipped and average selling prices for Internal and External Storage types, as well as Capacity metrics. For External Storage Systems architecture metrics such Network Integration; Retrieval Method; Communication Protocol, as well as Ports (1 GE; 10 GE; 25 GE; 40 GE; 50 GE; 100 GE; ≤8 Gbps FC; 16 Gbps FC; ≥32 Gbps FC), and All Flash Array are provided.  To purchase this report, please contact Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email


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